St. Mathew Catholic Church Utugwang in Obudu LGA of Cross River State has started stopping worshippers who have no permanent voters card (PVC) from entering the church for worship.
According to the rule, every worshiper who wants to enter the church must present his or her PVC or present an evidence to show that the he or she is making effort to get the card.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has hinted of a possible extension of the deadline for PVC registration which ends this June.
The priest said: ” From today, if you are coming for mass, carry your PVC along. If you don’t have your PVC, don’t bother coming. Because there is no point having Christians fill the church, and during election, you have only a handful of them going out to vote. It means our number mean nothing. So, we want Christians to take their responsibility seriously. So as I am standing here, if you have your PVC, begin to come in. If you don’t have your PVC, find your way back home.”
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