‘Not Our Policy’ – Catholic Church On Viral Video Of Priest Demanding PVC Before Entering Church

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By Jonathan Ugbal

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The Ogoja Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has dissociated itself from the actions of Rev. Fr. Nicodemus Ajil which he denied parishioners from entering the church if they do not possess a Permanent Voter Card, PVC.

“Today, if you do not have your PVC here with you, you will not attend mass here today,” the viral video showed Fr. Ajil telling parishioners of St. Matthew’s Parish, Utugwang, Obudu on Sunday, June 12th 2022.

But, the All Hallows Chancery in a disclaimer signed by the diocesan director of social communication, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Eroh said that the Bishop, Most Rev. Donatus Akpan regrets the inconvenience caused by the decision which is not a policy of the diocese.

“The Bishop frowns at the action of the priest and reiterates that this is never a diocesan policy. Bishop Akpan further dissociates the diocese from the unfortunate incident and regrets any inconvenience caused. The priest in question has been called to order,” the disclaimer read.

“However, His Lordship encourages all Christians to be committed to their civic duties and responsibilities as Nigerians,” church said.

The PVC’s enable Nigerians of voting age to select leaders at different levels during elections and are issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Recently, there has been an upsurge of Nigerians at INEC registration centers due to the initial June 30th deadline, which a Court has ordered should be extended.

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