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RSIEC seeks CAN’s prayers over council poll

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Nigeria Elections

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has appealed to Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) to pray for a violent-free local councils election in the state.

Chairman of the commission, retired Justice Chukwuneye Uriri, made the appeal yesterday when he led officials of the commission to CAN’s office in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Uriri said: “I urge you to pray for us in your various churches against all forms of indiscipline such as election violence and malpractices.

“This commission extends its hand of fellowship, urging you to join us in the crusade for emancipation of mankind by sanitising your various congregations on the need to vote or be vote for.”

The RSIEC boss also urged clerics to and charge members of their denominations on the need to actively participate in the election.

Uriri, who is the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the state, urged clerics to participate in the electioneering process, noting that their involvement in politics would change the governance of the nation.

Even as clergy, it is your right to vote and be voted for except where your special calling doesn’t allow it. It is my belief that the more people like you get involved in governance and the electoral process, the better for this country.

Responding, the state Chairman of CAN, Isaac Anyanasikike, assured that the clerics would give every support to the RSIEC for a successful council election scheduled for June 16, 2018.


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