The Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have sent a cautionary note of advice through a communique via the media on Wednesday, advising them to be civil in their utterance and to avoid exchange of that would stir up disharmony. The communique was issued after the second plenary session of their conclave in Ibadan on the 19th and 20th, January.
The statement was issued under the aegis of Bishops conference of Ibadan Ecclesiastical provinces that embraces Ibadan Archdiocese, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti and Osogbo dioceses. It was signed by the President, Gabriel Abegunrin and seconded by Secretary Felix Ajakaye supplicating for God’s intervention to make Nigeria’s politician more civil in their election campaigns.
“Lord, visit our land and redeem your people,” were the words describing the communique’s title. The communique further continues “Many politicians, unfortunately, have either personally or through their cronies engaged in mudslinging, character assassination and outright falsehood to gain political advantage and provoke violence among the people. We denounce such unwholesome activities and urge a stop to them.”