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Bishop Urges INEC To Organise Free And Fair Elections In 2019

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The Catholic Archbishop of Okigwe Diocese, Bishop Solomon Amatao, has urged officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organise free and fair election in next year’s election.

Amatao also charged the INEC officials not to be used by the politicians to rig the elections, saying they should not owe any allegiance to politicians or dance to their tune.

He spoke at the St Michael’s Catholic Church, Umukabia, Ehime Mbano, Imo State, during the burial ceremony of Mrs. Nneoma Eunice, mother of a former INEC chairman, Prof Maurice Iwu.

According to Amatao, INEC did very well in the last elections it conducted in Anambra State, urging it to do the same again.

He urged politicians to stop giving arming touts to rig election and desist from and act of violence during elections, adding: “Do no kill, do not steal. Always follow God’s commandments. You must love your neighbours as yourself. Why should some touts be threatening people with AK47, while those people that should do something do nothing about it?”

According to him, God is slow in anger, because He is a merciful God.

Iwu thanked friends and well wishers who thronged the church for the service in spite of their tight scheduled.


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