Gov Election 2023: Catholic priest leads in Benue governorship race

Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia

The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Benue State, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, is leading in the governorship race following results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission. No fewer than 11 local government areas’ results have so far been released by the electoral commission. The Catholic priest is leading in eight local … Read more

Catholic bishops warn INEC against manipulating election results

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to ensure that all election results are uploaded to the portal in order to have a credible, free, fair, transparent and peaceful process. The body warned INEC against manipulating results of Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, … Read more

What makes Peter Obi role model – Catholic Priest, Fr Kelvin

A Nigerian Catholic missionary priest serving in Gambia, Rev Fr Kelvin Ugwu, has said the candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded presidential election, Peter Obi’s unique approach to issues has placed him as a role model to several Nigerians. In a post on his official Facebook page, Fr Kelvin, a staunch supporter … Read more

Delta2023: Catholic Church warns against rumours

The Catholic Diocese of Warri on Saturday appealed to political actors in Delta to respect the sacred lines as they go about their campaigns. The Parish Priest of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Effurun, Delta, the Very Rev. Fr. Mark Ikeke, made the appeal in a statement issued in Warri. The church was responding to rumours that … Read more

ANALYSIS: Can Catholic priest help APC reclaim Benue State from PDP?

The catchphrase ‘Yes, Father’ has gained currency in Benue State as a maverick Roman Catholic priest bids to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from power in the state. Hyacinth Alia, 56, ditched his cassock last year and emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The PDP has … Read more