A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Uyo - Rev. Uma Ukpai of Victory Cathedral Fellowship Center, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Thursday announced that the church would stop communion for members who had not collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Ukpai made the announcement during a church service in Uyo and said that it was unpatriotic for any Nigerian eligible voter not to participate in the electoral process.
He called on Nigerians to use the opportunity provided by the rescheduling of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to collect their PVCs to enable them chose their leaders through the polls.
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He said, “The 2015 general election is too important for a Nigerian of voting age not to participate in electing their political leaders for the next four years.
"If you are a true member of this fellowship and you have not collected your PVC, know that you will not partake in our communion service.
"We must take this election serious because we must rise up and protect our future.”
The clergyman urged politicians to eschew violence during electioneering.