Catholics church adopts candidate for Delta Assembly seat


The Warri Diocese of the Catholic Church in Delta State has said it will play a active role in 2019.

Chairman of the Warri Diocesan Politics Commission, Rev Chris Ekabo, who spoke yesterday, said the church would adopt a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Felix Anirah, for the House of Assembly, to represent Sapele.

Ekabo noted that the church decided to be active, promising that if Anirah agrees to run, the church will mobilise to buy his nomination form.

He urged Christians to elect leaders, who will be responsive and be responsible to the people, stressing that Anirah stands out because he is accessible to the people.

Speaking on the church’s endorsement of Anirah, he said: “I am the chairman of Warri Diocesan Politics Commission and it is my responsibility to charge Catholics to vote and be voted.

“It is a civic responsibility that does not go against our Catholic ethics and ethos. The Catholics from Sapele extraction are too aloof from elective politics. This is why I forcefully asked him to get involved and run for 2019 Delta State House of Assembly”, he said.

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