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LAGOS: Archbishop flays NASS over E-voting …As Archdiocese gets six new priests

Archbishop Martins flanked by the newly ordained priests

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The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has expressed disappointment at the National Assembly for voting against the proposed Electronic Voting.

According to the Archbishop, majority of Nigerians were looking forward to the issue of electronic voting and electronic transmission of results, but wondered why lawmakers would vote against it.

Archbishop Martins, who was speaking shortly after he ordained six new priests for the Archdiocese at St. Peter Clever Catholic Church, Ajao Estate, Lagos, urged the National Assembly to reverse itself for the sake of this country, saying it leads to a lot of suspicion.

“If people who commit offences against the nation are identified, as we have been told by a retired general that such people have been identified, then they should be brought to book.

That is what will show people that indeed the government is serious about overcoming the challenge of insecurity as a nation.

“If this is done, it will begin to give people a sense of seriousness of government in overcoming this issue of insecurity. It is only a matter of saying that government cannot secure people again if they are hearing governors telling people to secure themselves, then it is very discouraging.”

He advised the newly ordained priests to recognize that they have been given a grace that not many people have, and should therefore guard the dignity of the priesthood with everything that they have.

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