Anglican Bishop of Asaba Diocese, Rt. Rev. Justus Mogekwu, has canvassed the acquisition of Permanent Voter Card as a precondition for church members before they could participate in Holy Communion in the state.
While urging Deltans to ensure they register to vote at elections so as to enthrone good governance, the Bishop expressed the view that every preacher in Delta State should henceforth, make it mandatory for their members to have the PVC before they could participate in Holy Communion.
The Bishop gave the exhortation in a sermon on Sunday on the occasion of the Christian Community Platform prayer conference, held at the Great Anointing Favour Bible Church International Incorporated, Effurun, Delta State.
According to him, Christians must actively get involved in politics to enthrone good governance at all levels.
Bishop Mogekwu maintained that “if men who are righteous and fear God are in power, the people rejoice”.
To this end, he charged the people of Delta State to make sure that at all levels of governance, men who fear God are in authorities.
Speaking in the same vein at the event, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria and coordinator of the CCP in the Patani Local Government Area of Delta State, Very Reverend Fr. Kofa Ithanasius, of St. Benedict Catholic Church Patani, insisted that “it is a sin not to register to vote”.
He explained that children of God should not murmur and complain when men who do not have the fear of God are in power when they, on their own, refused to be involved in politics.
He said, “Pastors should ensure their members get their PVC before they take their Communion and do other worship services in the household of God. As Communion is important to us as Christians, which makes us healthy, spirit-filled, and to be very strong, it is such with the PVC which makes us enthrone good governance at any level”.
He prayed for the spirit of God to continue to direct the affairs of the state, all children of God across the state to be committed to the things of the spirit and as well make the right decisions while choosing their leaders.