2023: Power For Positive Change Is In Your PVCs, COCIN President Tells Electorates
BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN
The President of the Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN), Rev Dr Amos Musa Mohzo has called on Nigerians to ensure that those yet to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) do so within the time frame, saying the power to effect the desired positive change in 2023 is through the use of the PVCs.
Rev. Mohzo said, 2023 is yet another of decision making, decisions which will either make us as a country or mar us as a nation, stressing that Nigerians are certainly passing through very difficult times and every Nigerian with voting power must ensure that we vote credible leaders that will bring about good governance in the next political dispensation.
He stated this while speaking with Journalists during the just concluded Zaria Provincial Church Council (PCC) Ministers Conference for pastors and their wives which is specially created to provide spiritual, physical and mental enrichment for them in the discharge of their duties, adding that, “the PCC which comprises of Kaduna, Kano, Niger , Sokoto are all here for the summit and it is just to encourage ourselves to do more in our ministries as we continue to work for God”.
On the 2023 general elections, he said, “We are advising our people to go out and get their PVCs and get ready to exercise their own right, and again if there is a fight against our faith we need to be prayerful and allow ourselves to be directed by God in what we are going to do, we are believers and we have a focus.
“we will not just go out and vote for anybody but we will vote according to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and vote according to our faith based on what God is revealing to us, all of us are Nigerians, but as believers in Christ Jesus led by the Holy Spirit, we will vote according to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
” As Nigerians, we have another opportunity to ensure that we effect positive change through our PVCs. It must not be business as usual, we must all commit to vote and vote wisely”.
On how the church is fairing, he said, the church has been doing well in preaching the gospel but stressed that insecurity has been a major challenge particularly in the North East where most of the churches and members have been displaced.
“In other parts of the country like in Plateau we have lost so many of our local churches those in the out sketch of the boundaries because of the activities of the Terrorists, but we are still there because is the work of God and together with the help of our brothers worldwide we are still fairing, we still have Christians in Borno, in Gwoza where they have been displaced they are going back, we have Christians in Adamawa that is how we are fairing.
“As Christians, let us stand firm , we must never relent whatever that is happening, this is our nation, we don’t have two Nigeria, it is only one Nigeria, so because people have decided and wake up one day and say they don’t need us, that is what we are feeling, the killings, destruction of property, we are feeling that there are group of people who are after eliminating the Christian faith, so much more that we cannot move, our churches, our priests are at risk, we are part and parcel of this country and there is no one that can chase us out, God is there to fight us” he stressed.
“As Church Of God In Nation (COCIN) has been existing in the northern part of Nigeria for 118 years, it was founded in 1904 and was in plateau state, from there Church of Christ in Nation started to expand to Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa Yobe, Taraba, and now we are in almost every state of the nation including FCT, we are also international, we are in United Kingdom, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic, we are all over the world doing the work of God and that is the name, the Church Of Christ In Nation, which we refer to COCIN as acronym” he said.