Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Friday called on Nigerians to get their permanent voter cards to change the current administration which had promised Nigerians change, in the forthcoming general elections.
Also, the former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, who toed the line, urged the people of the state to ensure the exit of the present administration.
He said that would be achievable if all eligible voters obtained their PVCs.
President of Catholic Diocesan Priests of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onmoke, laid the template for the discussion during the funeral service of Mrs. Lynda Moro, wife of the former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, at Ugbokolo in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State on Friday.
Mark said, “We appreciate the sermon of the reverend father, he has said it all. Let our people get their (permanent) voter cards so as to change the ‘change.’”
The priest had described Nigeria as a country in mourning as a result of the incessant killings being witnessed across the country.
Onmoke said he was ashamed that the government in Nigeria had become docile as it allegedly watched helplessly as the country bled on a daily basis.
The priest lamented that the killings had continued despite the assurances by President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings in the country during the recent visit by Catholic bishops to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country to overcome its present state of insecurity, while advising Catholic faithful to arm themselves with rosaries.
He also advised school owners and educators to close their schools early enough to enable children to return home peacefully.
According to Onmoke , the Catholic Church will never be silent about killings, especially the one allegedly going on in Benue State, including the recent ones at Omusu village in Okpokwu Local Government Area, which reportedly claimed about 24 lives.
He said, “How would they have driven to Omusu and not detected by anyone? It is not enough to send soldiers (there). A Fulani man will not allow a Fulani soldier to kill a fellow Fulani man.
“We will continue to pray because the God we serve is a warrior and he will never abandon his people. I’m not a politician but I’m speaking the mind of the people. We should all go out and register because our country is bleeding.”