The Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese, His Grace Anthony JV Obinna has nudged his congregation to get their Permanent Voter’s Card after showing off his own PVC during his golden Jubilee celebration.
Naija News reports that the His Grace, Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Anthony JV Obinna on Sunday, June 12 in a bid to encourage parishioners to participate in the voting process waved his Permanent Voter’s Card while being led in for the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination and retirement.
Like many church heads coming up with strategic ways to get their followers involved in the voting process, the Archbishop sensitized his congregation by waving his PVC while he was being led.
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Meanwhile, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Plateau has disassociated from the priest, Rev. Fr. Kefas Gogwim seen in viral video stopping parishioners without Permanent Voter’s Card from gaining access into the church.
Reacting to the development, Dr, Andrew Dewan Danjuma, disclosed that the Bishop distances himself from the action, stating that the priests do not have the approval of the Bishop nor is it a policy of the diocese. The statement adds that the action of the Bishop stands regretted.
The statement reads partly; “The action of this priest did not have the approval of the Bishop neither is it the policy of the diocese. Hence, the Diocese disassociates itself from this video in circulation and regrets the unfortunate incident, much as parishioners are encouraged to obtain their PVCs to exercise their civic duties.”