In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has reportedly called on Nigerians to correct what it described as “past mistakes” in choosing the country’s next president during the 2023 elections.
According to reports, the organisation called on the people to shun politicians who play the dual cards of religion and ethnicity as a smokescreen for their sinister interests, saying that Nigeria cannot afford to elect such people in 2023.
These submissions were reportedly made by the National Director of Social Communications in CSN, Rev. Mike Umoh, stated during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.
According to him, “The next dispensation, which we eagerly look forward to with hope, does not give room for trading blames or for that petty partisanship, which has often been defined along with tribal, ethnic, religious or political affiliations.”
He noted t, “These tools, in the hands of typical politicians, have been used for too long to mesmerise and exploit the people; most politicians use them as a smokescreen to hide their clandestine interests and ambitions.”
He remarked that, “The only reasonable political consideration now left to choose from, irrespective of our tribe, tongue and religious beliefs, is between truth and falsehood, good and bad, the oppressed and the oppressor, and the loyal and disloyal citizens of our country.”