The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rt. Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, on
Monday cautioned politicians to desist from election violence and
malpractices or face the wrath of God.
Ezeokafor spoke against the backdrop of the forthcoming local
government and governorship elections scheduled to hold in Anambra
The cleric, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency
of Nigeria, called on the people of the state to pray for the smooth
conduct of the polls.
He stressed the need for politicians to abide by the rules to ensure
that the elections were hitch-free.
According to him, the elections should not be business as usual where
politicians snatch ballot boxes and rig the polls against the wishes
of the electorate.
Ezeokafor urged the youth to reject any offer from politicians who try
to use them as thugs for their selfish ambitions.
NAN reports that the local council and governorship elections are
scheduled to hold on October 5 and November 16 respectively.