Electoral Act: Owerri Catholic Church unhappy with Buhari over rejection

Electoral Act: Owerri Catholic Church unhappy with Buhari over rejection

The Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, has described  the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law, the amended Electoral Act by the National Assembly as worrisome.

The Head, Justice, Development Peace and Caritas Commission, JDPC, of the Church, Reverend Father Gerald Njoku, spoke to newsmen in Owerri yesterday.

He said: “The position of the church before this latest development is that the signing and implementation of the amended bill will sufficiently improve our electoral process and guarantee elections that will be acceptable to majority of the stakeholders. One can therefore imagine the disappointment that greeted the non signing of the bill.

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“The church overtime has been known to be procursor to good governance as well as protecting and speaking for the voiceless.

“In playing this role, the church has often been misunderstood and sometimes maligned. It is our determination to state here that the church though not insulated from mistakes, will continue to advocate for justice and good governance.”

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JDPC is an organ of the church that relates with the society, especially in the areas of good governance advocacy, entrepreneurship development, medical outreaches, skill acquisition, education sponsorship, legal and humanitarian interventions.


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