2019: Vote out bad govt, get involved in politics – Prelate tells Presbyterians


The Prelate/moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Rev. Nzie Nsi Eke has directed Christians in the country to ensure that they vote out bad governance in Nigeria, even as he urged members of his church to get involved in politics.

Speaking with DAILY POST in Calabar, he lamented the difficulties being experienced in the country by Nigerians including Christians.

Rev Eke directed Christians to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voter Cards, as the “PVC is your power, use it to votes out bad government that do not have your interest at heart,” he said.

The Presbyterian Prelate continued, “Let me quickly remind all those who do not have permanent voter cards (PVCs) to do so immediately after this assembly. Christians should vote out those who are really not doing what they are telling them. You can only use your PVC to vote them out.

“If you do not have it, you are denying yourself a fundamental right to choose your leaders. And I encourage Presbyterians to get actively involved in politics at all levels so that we can help influence the society for the better,” he said.

Rev. Eke called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that Nigerians have free and fair election, telling the electoral umpire: “let our votes count, let people see that our elections are free and fair”.

On the wave of defections and politicking in the country, he said, “I keep saying it; I want to repeat it, even if you move from one party to the other and then your heart is not yet changed, it is the same person who moves from one party to the other.

“But when they are moving again from this other party to another, they cause confusion. What kind of society do we live in? If politicians want to create trouble, posterity will not forgive them, God himself also has a way to judge.

“As you change to another party, go back and tell your people where you want to go and get their consent” he advised.

Also speaking on the killings in parts of the country, Rev. Eke said, “Nobody appreciates killing and we reject that kind of spirit, destroying what you cannot produce.

“As a Church, we really mourn for those who lost their love ones. We are praying and asking these kinds of killings to stop; nobody appreciates that.

“We are asking those who are involved to stop it. Federal government should acknowledge that the killing is bad and all kind of killings be stop, we don’t appreciate it,” he stated.


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