The Primate of all Nigeria and Archbishop, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh has charged Christians to get their permanent Voters Card and get involved in politics. The Archbishop who urged Christians to defend their political rights and elect leaders deserving of fellowship also decried the rampant herdsmen killing accros the country.
Speaking immediately after the consecration of four bishops and presentation of archbishops at All Saints Cathedral Onitsha, Anambra State, Archbishop Okoh said: “Christians should not continue to sit on the fence concerning politics and, in the process, allow those not worthy to lead them to take their positions.
“I know that your voters cards may be hanging elsewhere, whether there is heavy rain fall or sunshine, persevere and ensure that you register and collect your voter’s card, get involved in party politics; not only that, you will vote and ask to be voted for.”
Earlier in his sermon, Bishop on the Niger, Rt Rev. Owen Nwokolo, called on Nigerian leaders to pay careful attention to their spiritual health, particularly in the face of the crisis facing the country.
His words: “Our leaders should not pretend that they do not hear or see the cries in the faces of the people. There are killings, maiming and sacking of people from their various communities in Nigeria.
“Christians in the country have been subjected to killings that have never been witnessed in Nigeria by people hiding under the name of herdsmen; that is not proper and acceptable.
“Leaders in Nigeria seem to have abandoned their relationship with God, but I am here today urging them to take seriously their relationship with God as he is capable of solving all the problems militating against their administration.