2023 : Catholic Church Calls For Free, Fair, Credible election..
Written by City Radio on February 2, 2023
The Catholic Church has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the electorate to ensure a free, fair and credible election.
According to the Secretary-General Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, at a media parley in Abuja, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria had released a Pastoral letter on the 2023 Elections in Nigeria, focusing on the decorum and discipline required for the free, fair and credible conduct of the elections.
The Bishops reminded the citizenry that Democracy cannot thrive in any society where the rule of law is frequently breached and as such, called on Nigerians to, irrespective of creed or tribe, participate fully in the electoral process, which includes registering, collecting their Permanent Voter Cards, voting and protecting their votes to ensure that they count.
They also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to eliminate all obstacles that may impede the election, including guaranteeing that Bimodal Voter Accreditation System will work on election day in all the polling units across the country, as well as the efficient electronic transmission of results from the polling units as it will engender transparency and ensure trust in the electoral process.