Catholic priest sends back members without voters card

  • For the first time in the history of Nigeria, voter awareness and voter education is on the high ahead of the 2023 general elections
  • Nigerian youths are bracing the odds to participate fully in the forthcoming elections after years of staying out of the political processes
  • Religious organisations are also playing their parts to ensure that everyone is on board in the renewed vigour of Nigerians to make their votes count

 A video that has gone viral on social media shows a Catholic priest asking members without Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to return home.

The video has been shared by multiple users on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, and also on YouTube.

Catholic Bishops
The Catholic authorities in Nigeria have been very active in voter education and awareness. Photo credit: @CCFNigeria
Source: Twitter

The Catholic priest said as he addressed the church members at the entrance of the Cathedral:

“From today, if you are coming for mass, carry your PVC, if you don’t have your PVC, don’t bother coming.

“Because there is no point in having Christians fill the church, but during the election, we have only a handful of them go out to vote.

“So, it means our number, our population means nothing. We want Christians to take their responsibility and their role seriously.”

The priest then instructed those with their PVC to come into the church and those without to go back home.


We Can not cannot verify where the incident took place, but many commenters on social media said the church is in northern Nigeria.


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