he Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale-Martins has advised Nigerians to vote only credible persons in the 2023 general election.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Archbishop Martins gave the advice on Saturday while urging Nigerians not to sell their votes in order not to jeopardise the future of their children.
Martins charged political leaders to allow the spirit of God to guide them to enable them make policies for the common good rather than for the benefit of a privileged few.
He urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in faith and hope that God will not fail to deliver the country from the shackles of bad leadership and its attendant poverty.
“All persons of voting age should go get their voting cards and partake in the elections and vote only credible persons capable of changing the fortunes of the country to better,” the Bishop said.
Adewale-Martins decried what he called “injustice, inequality and feelings of marginalisation associated with the Nigerian state,” and gave the projection in his 2022 Christmas message.
The High Priest asked everyone to hold on to the belief that Nigeria shall return to the path of prosperity and peace once again.
He said that just as Jesus was born on Christmas night and He brought redemption to the whole of humanity so his coming at Christmas of 2022 would be a positive transformation to Nigerians.
“The celebration of Christmas should serve as a symbol of hope that God has not abandoned Nigeria and Nigerians.
“On the contrary, the days of victory over the forces of retrogression are near.
“Just as Christmas begets hope for humanity, so it heralds hope for our country, Nigeria, particularly at this period when millions of citizens are in pain and frustrated as a result of hardship in the land.
“We must cultivate the spirit of expectancy just as the story of Christmas is the story of God’s unending love for mankind. My message to you is that God loves us and so His love is bound to beget hope.
“However, as they say: ‘Heaven helps those who help themselves,’ so all Nigerians need to do the needful. We must all pay keen attention to the political happenings as we look forward to the general elections coming in 2023,” the Bishop said.