Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections, a Catholic Priest and the Spiritual Director, Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma has expressed worry over the death of 35 persons in the last presidential and national assembly elections.
The priest called for sanity among youths and politicians in the forthcoming elections in order to avoid any death.
Obimma, who spoke during a Sunday service at Blessed Iwene Tansi Catholic Church, Umudioka, Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State, said the recent report by the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) that 35 persons died during the last Presidential election across the federation, appealed to Nigerians to vote and not fight during the election on the candidate of their choice.
He said: ‘’2019 general elections, particularly this Governorship and House of Assembly elections must be seen as a brotherly contest and not a war. We should use our votes and not guns because this isn’t war. Don’t be an object of violence but embrace orderliness and peace.
‘’I plead with Anambra State electorate to turn up on time to exercise their franchise. We condemn the killing in Kaduna and urge Government to intervene and stop the careless waste of human lives across Nigeria.
“The news of the killing of 35 people in Nigeria during the 2019 presidential election is very highly condemned. The same must not happen in this Saturday election. That is why we are calling on the people to desist from any action that can lead to violence in the coming election,” Obimma said.