- A cleric advised Nigerians to exercise their voting right in the forthcoming 2019 general elections
- He said religion should not stop people from exercising their voting rights
Pastor Kehinde Thomas of Trinity Church, Tanke, Ilorin has called on Nigerians, irrespective of religious creed to go all out and vote in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Kehinde, who made the call on Wednesday, April 18, in Ilorin during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said religion should not stop people from exercising their voting rights.
He said most people were too religious that they denied themselves of what belonged to them through their non-challant attitude to politics due to some religious beliefs.
“Voting for candidate of your choice is not a sin. God will not come down to elect leaders for you. It is your right to vote, be you Christian or Muslim.
“Some claim to be too religious and spiritual not to have time for voting. They will stay indoors and condemn others queuing up in the sun to vote, which is not right.
“Nigeria’s problem is everybody’s problem. Don’t allow religion to stop you from exercising your civil rights. Get your PVC and storm the polling units in 2019,” he said.
The pastor, however, called on religious leaders to encourage their members to vote to move the country forward.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Catholic bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, said it will be difficult for Nigeria to have a peaceful 2019 election.
He said it would be a miracle if the country pulls through the elections successfully.
The respected clergy said this in an interview published in the April edition of The Africa Report magazine.
His words: “It will be one of the greatest miracles if we pull through the election successfully. I do not see how we are going to conduct these elections if nothing urgent is done to increase a sense of national cohesion.”
The next President of Nigeria. Who will win the 2019 elections? - on NAIJ.com TV