Methodist Prelate urges Nigerians against vote buying


Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu

By Alex Enebeli

His Eminence, Dr Samuel Kanu-Uche, the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, has warned Nigerians not to support any candidate that shares money for the 2023 general elections.

He made the call on Friday at the Graduation Ceremony of 160 members of the Church drawn from the Enugu Diocese and trained on various vocational skills.

The participants were trained free by a foundation, The Potters Wheel Foundation (PWF), Enugu which is owned and managed by Mr Godsown Onuzulike and his wife Chinwe.

Kanu-Uche noted that during elections, some electorates sold themselves out to politicians for a token which would later turn against them.

He warned Nigerians not to sell their votes but should vote massively for persons known for competence and character that would change the country for the better.

“I know that most of the candidates have nothing to offer but any Presidential candidate that shares money will not receive my vote.

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“Only those who have no money to share but offer themselves for service will get my vote,” he said.

Speaking to the graduands, the leader of the Methodist Church said the best thing any church could do for its members was to target young people and women and give them skills they would use to cater for themselves and their families.

Kanu-Uche said: “Our women are known for being industrious and never relied on their husbands or go after men rather, they use their sweat to help their husbands.

“I believe the training you received today will add value to your family. I would not have gone to college if not for my mother who stood by her husband.

“She never knew she was training to be a Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, so do not leave here today to go and relax,” he advised.

He commended Onuzulike for organizing the training for church members free of charge and prayed for God’s blessing upon his family.


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