Monday, March 9, 2015

Elections: Christian Elders Raise The Alarm Over Attempts To Disenfranchise Northern Christians

The National Christians Elders Forum (NCEF) has raised the alarm over attempts to disenfranchise Christians in the north from exercising their civic rights during the forthcoming elections through the non-issuance of voter’s cards to many Christians in the region.

The forum made this known yesterday in a communique presented to journalists which was signed by the chairman of the forum, Mr Solomon Asemota, chairman of plenary session, Lt. Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (Rtd) and

secretary of the forum, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, after a two-day retreat in Abuja.

According to the NCEF, the destructive attacks of Muslim insurgents on Christian communities in the north have created a massive population of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria (IDPs) and this group of people may likely be unable to participate in the forthcoming elections.

"I Will Not Vote in 2015" - Pator Paul Adefarasin

Senior pastor of House on the Rock church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, who says he's non-partisan, told his congregation in church yesterday, Sunday, 8th of March,2015, that he won't be voting in this year's general elections.
He said he's decided not to vote because this year's election is like a do-or-die affair for some people. He said he belongs to an association in the US that feel that the election campaigns have so far been violent. He went further to call for a peaceful 2015 election.

Moses Iloh: My Life, My Struggles

Pastor (Dr) Moses Iloh, social critic , a veteran labour leader, ex-Chairman International Cycling Federation and founder, Eclectic Network, a socio-political pressure group clocked 85 years on on 13 February. The General Overseer, Soul Winning Chapel Ebute-Metta, Lagos and National executive member Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN and Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN goes down memory lane and also fields questions on national issues

How was your growing up in Jos?

I was born some 85 years ago by Pa George Iloh and my beloved mother Mrs. Martha Iloh. They were dedicated Christians who gave us the best any parent could give their children. We grew up in Jos in the good old days, when there was no tribalism and everybody lived as one irrespective of tribe or religion.

My father was a highly sophisticated man. ‘You can see through his satorial elegance (he said as he points to his father’s photograph prominently displayed in his office). Can you believe a man having such a high taste, as far back as that point in time? He was a committed Christian who believed in humility and integrity. He had a great passion for the poor and downtrodden, and would usually go an extra mile to bring succour to them. My father taught us to be mindful of the poor and care for them. He joined groups that enhanced the lot of the poor.


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