Christians in Nigeria have been told to vote against parties fielding same-faith tickets in 2023 elections, according to Channels Television.
Bishop of Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, Most Reverend Mathew Ndagoso gave the warning at an event on Monday, November 21.
He said same-faith tickets do not promote equity, fairness and unity especially in a diverse country like Nigeria.
Channels Television reported that the cleric further stated that religion is an important factor to be considered in the nation’s socio-political charter, and political parties and presidential candidates must take this into consideration when making their choices for elections.
“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.