The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has advised the electorate to vote into power, in the 2019 general elections, those they could trust.
Martins gave the advice at the solemn dedication ceremony of St John’s Catholic Church, Igando, Lagos.He said that voters should not engage in selling of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) “because many politicians are inducing intending voters to sell their conscience”.
The archbishop said that people who did that were selling their birth rights and at the same time selling their future for just a few Naira notes.
According him, voters, politicians and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have various roles to play.
He, therefore, called on INEC to provide conducive environment in ensuring peaceful conduct of the general elections and advised the politicians to play by the rules and not heat up the polity.
Rev. Fr Christian Echewodo, pleaded with the youth to be focused and not allow themselves to be used and dumped by politicians.He advised that youths should shun political thuggery and not allow any politicians to ruin their future.