Justus Mogekwu, the Anglican Bishop of Asaba Diocese, has urged Nigerian churches to require parishioners to show their PVCs before partaking in religious activities such as receiving holy communion.
He said it is the duty of Christians to “enthrone” good leaders by voting.
“Christians must actively get involved in politics to enthrone good governance at all levels. If men who are righteous and fear God are in power, the people rejoice,” said Mr Mogekwu during a sermon on Sunday, Nov. 14.
He added: “Pastors should ensure their members get their PVCs before they take communion and do other worship services in the household of God.”
He continued: “As communion is important to us as Christians, which makes us healthy, spirit-filled and very strong, it is such with the PVC that makes us enthrone good governance at any level.”
Mr Mogekwu then committed the coming elections into the hands of God, praying for good leaders who will move Delta State and Nigeria to a better place.
Similarly, the Delta branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) required that churchgoers obtain their Permanent Voters Card before participating in worship.
Kofa Ithanasius, the CAN chairperson for the Patani local government region, confirmed this.
Christians who failed to vote during the election had committed a sin, according to the clergyman, and followers of God should not grumble or moan when evil folks are in authority.