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How voters can effect positive change, by COCIN

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
19 July 2022   |   2:41 am
Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) has said the only way to address societal ills and bad leadership is for Nigerians to exercise their democratic right to vote in 2023.

Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) has said the only way to address societal ills and bad leadership is for Nigerians to exercise their democratic right to vote in 2023.

While speaking with journalists, yesterday, on the recent Zaria Provincial Church Council (PCC) Ministers Conference for pastors and their wives, the President of COCIN, Rev. Amos Mohzo, called on Nigerians to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), saying the power to effect “the desired change in the general elections is through the use of the PVCs.

According to Mohzo, 2023 is yet another year of making decisions that will either make us as a country or mar us as a nation, stressing that Nigerians are certainly passing through very difficult times and every Nigerian with voting power must ensure that they vote credible leaders that will bring about good governance in the next political dispensation.

The conference was specially created to provide spiritual, physical and mental enrichment for the pastors and their spouses in the discharge of their duties.

He said: “The PCC, which comprises Kaduna, Kano, Niger and Sokoto are all here for the summit to encourage ourselves to do more in our ministries, as we continue to work for God.”

On the 2023 general elections, he advised Nigerians to get ready to exercise their right, be prayerful and allow God to direct them in whatever they do.

“We are believers and we have a focus. We will not just go out and vote for anybody; but we will vote according to the leading of the Holy Spirit and according to our faith based on what God is revealing to us. As believers in Christ Jesus led by the Holy Spirit, we will vote according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

“As Nigerians, we have another opportunity to effect positive change with our PVCs. It must not be business-as-usual; we must all commit to vote and vote wisely,” he said.

He noted that that COCIN was founded in 1904 in Plateau, from where it expanded to Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Taraba and to almost every state of the federation, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“We are also in United Kingdom, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic. We are all over the world doing the work of God,” he added.