Founder and leader of Living Christ Mission World Wide, Owelle Ebo Onitsha, Most Rev. Prof. Daddy Hezekiah has cautioned against boycott of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state as being canvassed in some quarters.
He said any attempt to boycott the election would negatively affect the development of the state as well as create opportunity for wrong candidate to be hoisted on the people.
Speaking during the celebration of his 54th years anniversary at the church headquarters, the cleric advised citizens to vote according to their consciences and avoid gratifications from politicians.
He also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resist any attempt to compromise the process to ensure free, fair and credible election.
He said, “I am urging every eligible Anambra voter to go out enmass and vote peacefully to elect a credible candidate they like. Let no one boycott this election or cause anything that will generate trouble in the state.
“I also urge INEC to conduct a free and fair election. The officials should not compromise to any candidate, but should realize that posterity will judge them.”
While decrying growing insecurity across the country, including wanton killings of innocent persons, Hezekiah urged President Buhari and state governors to join forces towards stopping the unnecessary carnages.
“It’s quite unfortunate that Nigerian clerics who are in the habit of visiting Aso Rock go and come back without telling the President that insecurity, hardship, separatist movements are trying to overrun the country,” he lamented.
On the move by Federal Government to privatize the Nigeria National Petroleum Coperation (NNPC) and wharf tarrifs in the country, the Prelate said such plans if implemented would negatively affect the lives of Nigerians.
“Such critical institutions which activities are sensitive to the welfare of the people should not be left in the hands of private operators because they are going to unnecessary hike their prices which will negatively impact on the lives of people.