– Nigerian Bishops have called for three days fasting ahead of the 2019 Presidential election
– The Bishops also called for a free and fair election
A religious body, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria CBCN have reached out to Nigerians ahead of the General Elections slated for Feb 16th and March 2nd.
The body of Nigerian Bishops in a statement disclosed that Nigerians should not forget the need for prayers as they prepare to go to the poll on Saturday.
According to a statement released and jointly signed by Archbishop Augustine Akubeze and Bishop Camilus Umoh, who are the President and Secretary respectively, the CBCN called on Nigerians to go on Three Days fasting which is expected to commence on Wednesday 13th of Feb to Friday 15th of Feb.
The Nigerian Bishops also urged Nigerians to move out on Saturday and vote for their conscience while also calling on all stakeholders in the coming election to see to it that it is free and fair.
According to the statement released by the Bishops, it read: “The general elections are by the corner. Expectedly, there is a lot of anxiety. These elections should therefore be for us a time for sober reflection on our future as a people.”
The CBCN called on Nigerians to further reflect on how to keep the country united and peaceful.
It said “With the resources available to us as a country, we can achieve this. The world is looking up to us and expecting much from us.”
The CBCN also reached out to the security agencies and INEC as it urged them to carry out their duties to ensure a credible election.
” We appeal to the Security Agencies and INEC to rise up to their duties and responsibilities to ensure that we have peaceful, free, fair and credible elections,” the CBCN said