By Lucy Ogalue, Abuja.
The Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, His Grace Henry Ndukuba, has advised Nigerians to vote for the birth of a new Nigeria during the forthcoming 2023 elections.
He gave the advice at the meeting of the Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee on Wednesday in Abuja.
The theme of the meeting is “Your Kingdom Come; Yours Will Be Done”.
Ndukuba said: “Your vote is your right; we encourage all the Nigerian electorate to come out en masse and vote for the right candidates.
“Vote for leaders and not rulers; vote for integrity and character; vote for those who have records of godly leadership and concern for the ordinary citizens of this country.
“Enough is enough, we desire a new Nigeria where every part and person belongs to this commonwealth.
“Everyone must be part of the political process to birth a new Nigeria.”
The Primate cautioned the electorate against selling their vote, saying that doing so would amount to mortgaging their future and that of their children.
“The Church is not political nor partisan but a godly conscience for the nation, a light and salt of the world,” he said.
Ndukuba stressed that it was important to address issues of justice, equity and equality for citizens in a free and democratic society, for the survival of the nation.
He called on the government to tackle the factors breeding insecurity and reorganise the country’s security agencies to ensure effective performance.