Guard against hate speech, violent campaigns, Cleric urges Nigerians


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.2023 Election

Bishop John Ayah, the Chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Committee on Laity Affairs, has called on Catholics to participate actively in the 2023 general elections.

Ayah, who made the appeal at the 8th Biennial National Convention of the Catholic Social Forum of Nigeria in Abuja, said this was necessary to ensure the emergence of credible leaders in the country.

The convention was organized by the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria with the theme, ”The lay faithful in Nigeria democratic experience: the journey so far”.

Ayah who is also the Catholic Bishop of Uyo Diocese, said Christians and all Nigerians should be civil in conduct as campaigns for the 2023 general elections commence.

He added that Nigerians, including politicians, must guard against violence and hate speech during the campaigns.

The cleric who was optimistic on the success of the forthcoming polls, said that Nigerians were determined more than ever to vote candidates of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper