Lagos, Nigeria, Jan 21, 2019 / 17:54 pm
As the Nigerian presidential election approaches, the Catholic Bishop's Conference in the country emphasized the importance of electoral honesty and cautioned citizens against political corruption.
The Nigerian general election take place Feb. 16, with voters electing the country's president and national assembly. President Muhammadu Buhari is up for re-election. The other major nominee is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
The Nigerian Bishops Conference released a statement on the election Jan. 19 after meeting at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lagos, Nigeria. The statement was signed by Archbishop Adewale Martins of Lagos, president of the conference.
"Being an election year, 2019 appears delicate; we call on Nigerians to carry out their civic responsibilities with diligence and patriotism," the statement read, according to Pulse Nigeria.