Catholic Bishop warns Christians against voting for politicians running on same-faith ticket
Most Reverend Mathew Ndagoso, Bishop of Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, has warned Christians against voting for political parties that run same-faith candidates in the 2023 elections.
Bishop Ndagoso, who issued the warning on Monday, November 21, said same-faith tickets do not promote equity, fairness, and unity, particularly in a diverse country like Nigeria.
According to Channels Television, the cleric also stated that religion is an important factor to consider in the nation’s socio-political charter, and political parties and presidential candidates must consider this when making their election choices.
“Nigeria is a very diverse country, we come from different cultural backgrounds, religious backgrounds, and social backgrounds and our diversities are not a curse; they are blessings from God.
“All we need are leaders who will be able to manage and harness these diversities as to enrich our country. Therefore, the kind of leader Nigeria needs is somebody who has the ability to manage our differences and bring everybody together and give everyone a sense of belonging.”
Ndagoso also admonished Christians not to waste their votes and to avoid voting any political party that fields same faith ticket into power, as such parties are insensitive to the feelings of Christians.