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Osun 2022: It’s A Sin – Bishop Oyejola Warns Osun People Against Selling Of PVC



By Tope Abiola

As the people of Osun State are warming up for the gubernatorial election slated for July this year, the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, Most Rev. John Akin Oyejola, has charged the people the state against selling of their Permanent Voters’ Card.

The Bishop made the charge on Sunday, while making his post communion comments during the 2022 Oke-Maria pilgrimage, at Otan-Ayegbaju, Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the State.
He declared that anybody caught selling PVC by the security agents should be arrested and made to face the consequences of engaging in such heinieous act.

The cleric, who also admonished eligible voters that have not registered for PVC to ensure they get their cards at a location that can easily be accessed on election day, said voting is a civic responsibility that must be done by all citizens of Nigeria.
“I enjoin you all to participate actively in the coming election and vote wisely for any candidate of your choice, it is a civic responsibility that you must carry out.
I implore you not to sell your voter’s card. It is a sin, anybody caught in such act must be ready to face the consequences”, he said.

Bishop Oyejola, while praying for a hitch-free governorship poll, advised youth not to allow anyone to use them to forment trouble during the exercise.

He said, “Osun governorship election is near. Those of you who have not got your PVC, go and get it now. Get your voters’ card. That is your power to decide who leads you.

“Get your voters’ card and don’t sell it. If you sell it, you commit sin. It is not for sale. If you cant vote, keep it. Don’t sell. It is a sin. If you are caught by police, I will support whatever punishment given to you.

“If you have not registered, go and do so and register where you can vote. If you live in Osogbo and you register in Ikirun, you may not be able to vote, because there may not be free movement.

“Register where you can walk to and vote. It is very important and vote right. May God heal our land. We have enough in this country to share, but for greed”, he said.

He enjoined youths not to allow politicians to use them to forment troubles during the election.

“Youth don’t be used to truncate the election. Even if you don’t have all you need today, trust in God. Do the right thing”, he advised.

The Bishop also implored the congregation to pay attention to their health

Osun State Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi and his wife, as well as ex- Chief Executive Officer of National Business and Technical Examination Board, Prof Olu Aina, traditional rulers, priests, religious and many lay faithful were part of this year’s pilgrimage that was last held in 2020 due to the advent of coronavirus.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.


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