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Get your PVC to effect positive changes, cleric urges citizens

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By Chukwuka Ugokwe

CATHOLIC Priest, Rev Fr Bartholomew Ezeokafor has called on the citizenry to participate actively in the nation’s political process by obtaining their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to elect credible people into offices.

  He described PVC as vital instrument needed to enthrone good leadership that would impact on the lives of the masses, even as eligible persons have three weeks to obtain the card.

  Delivering the sermon during a thanksgiving mass for a successful end of mourning period for Mrs Monica Kutanya Ogbutor, at St Francis Catholic Church, Enugwu-Ukwu, Rev Fr Ezeokafor frowned at non challant attitude of the people towards the exercise.

  Late MrsOgbutor who was laid to rest last year at her compound Umuogbudike Urunebo Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Council Area, was the mother-in-law of Prof Theresa Obiekezie, immediate past Commissioner for Youth Empowerment.

  According to Rev Ezeokafor of the Pope John Paul Major Seminary, Okpuno, PVC is necessary to stop “business as usual” approach to governance by some politicians who have mortgaged the future of the masses.

  Commenting on the significance of Pentecost Sunday, he urged Christians to always manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their lives, have fear of God and resist temptations to enable them be overcomers.

  “I believe that the tongues of fire shall touch us to begin to act for the betterment of the society and with the fire of the Lord, we shall begin to understand ourselves the more”, he added

  Mrs Chinyere Ejeagwa, daughter of  late Mrs Ogbutor, described her mother as a peace loving person who was always there for her,  while  Mr. Chinedu Ogbutor, son, praised her unique qualities.

  Contributing, Prof Theresa Obiekezie, expressed gratitude to God for seeing them through the period of mourning.

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