BY ISAAC AFOLABI
As Nigeria gets set for the 2023 general elections , eligible voters have been told to steer clear of vote selling.
The Catholic Bishop of Ondo Diocese , Most Reverend Jude Arogundade made the appeal while speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the Catholic action Nigeria in conjunction with the Catholic diocese of Ondo held at the sacred Heart cathedral, Akure.
Most Reverend Jude Arogundade who lamented the spate of violence, insecurity, bribery and other social vices in the country wanted Nigerians to vote for competence.
keynote speaker at the event and former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko represented by his Chief press secretary , Mr Eni Akinsola charged the people to take the election seriously and look beyond tribe, religion and race.
The guest speaker , Dr Gbenga Abimbola of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Ondo state asked religious leaders to play key role in mobilising and educating their followers towards participating actively in the forthcoming election.
Speaking on the theme ” the role of the church in mobilising the general public towards successful general elections ” , the Don charged religious leaders to encourage members to shun vote selling.
In a remark , President of the Catholic action Nigeria Ondo diocese , Mrs Esther Ogbaji explained that the town hall meeting was organised to bring religious bodies and other political stakeholders together to chat the way forward for a successful election.