Christians residing in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been called upon to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and ensure they participate in the forthcoming general elections.
Some Christian residents made this call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Abuja.
They warned Christians against standing aloof, under the impression that politics is a dirty game.
According to them, the nation needs decent people to show interest in politics; Christians should participate in active politics.
As activities for 2019 general elections intensify across the country, the Christian residents restated the need for Christians to ensure that they registered as voters and present themselves as candidates.
Mr Imeh John of Winners Chapel, Lokogoma, highlighted the effects of Christians’ lackadaisical attitude to political affairs, saying “as Christians, we must ensure that positive change becomes a reality in 2019.
John said that, to ensure active participation that would yield results, Christians must be united; those who present themselves as candidates, especially young people, must be prepared to be mentored and fear God.
“We only win when we all win. Our time has come,” he said.
Mrs Glory Ekpo with the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Durumi, urged women to continue to pray for the country, saying “If politics is a dirty game, let Christians begin the cleanup.
“I see “Josephs” emerging in governance. 2019 is a transitional season for Nigeria.
It is erroneous to think Christians don’t vote. We vote and our votes must count this time around.”
Also, Mr Eribo Francis of the Redeemed Church of God, Area 1, urged Christians to take charge of the nation’s political affairs, and prayed for those in authorities to rule with the fear of God.
Francis noted that Christians are the salt and light of the world, saying “Wherever Christians are, they must add value.
“It’s time for Christians to possess their possessions. People must know that Christians exist. Politics is a game of numbers and we have the numbers.”
Mrs Annah Ameh of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Area 1, said that the Christians should see the Church as their political platform that nurtures, grooms, mobilises and prepares godly and accountable leadership into elected positions, irrespective of ethnicity, gender and social status.
Ameh urged catholic members to make used of their Rosary and pray to God every day for the upcoming election in 2019, in order ensure peace reigns in the nation.
She also stressed the need to end the killings of innocent Nigerians across the country.
“However, It is essential to pray to receive grace and overcome temptations; the Rosary is an accessible prayer, not only for the seers but also for all Nigerians,” she stressed.