The Anglican Bishop of Asaba Diocese, Justus Mogekwu, has called on Nigerian churches to insist on parishioners presenting their PVCs before receiving holy communion and participating in religious activities.
According to the Bishop, “it is the duty of Christians to enthrone good leaders by voting.”
“Christians must actively get involved in politics to enthrone good governance at all levels. If men who are righteous and fear God are in power, the people rejoice,” said Mr Mogekwu during a sermon on Sunday, Nov. 14.
“Pastors should ensure their members get their PVCs before they take communion and do other worship services in the household of God.” He added
He further said “As communion is important to us as Christians, which makes us healthy, spirit-filled and very strong, it is such with the PVC that makes us enthrone good governance at any level.”
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Pastor Mogekwu in his sermon on Sunday, November 14, also committed the coming elections into the hands of God, praying for good leaders who will move Delta State and Nigeria to a better place.
Similarly, the Delta branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) demanded that churchgoers get their Permanent Voters Card before engaging in worship at their respective churches.
This was made known by Kofa Ithanasius, the CAN chairman of the Patani local government area.
The clergyman added that Christians who refused to vote during the election had committed a sin and that children of God should not murmur or complain when evil men are in power.