Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been asked to disqualify candidates who visit churches or mosques for supports.
Newsmen gathered that some candidates are seen moving from churches to mosques and even shrines, to subtly canvass for votes.
Socio Political activist, Deji Adeyanju who made the call said the Nigerian law forbids the use of religion or tribe to campaign.
But, Adeyanju in a post on Tuesday, said the Nigerian law forbids the use of religion or tribe to campaign.
He said: “2023: INEC should disqualify candidates that go to churches or mosques to campaign or solicit for support/votes. Our laws forbid the use of religion or tribe to campaign.”
Earlier, Adeyanju had advised the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to start building structures instead of going to churches like someone seeking to become the CAN president.
On Tuesday morning, he mocked the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, for being in a church service.
“Watching the video of Funke Akindele, PDP Deputy Guber candidate campaigning or sorry, worshipping in a Lagos church is hilarious. She almost went into a trance in the process. Politicians should keep their politics away from church,” Adeyanju posted on Facebook.
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