The bishop of the Catholic diocese of Plateau has dissociated himself from the priest, the Rev. Kefas Gogwim seen in a viral video preventing parishioners without permanent voter cards from entering the church.
Naija News reports that the director of communications for the diocese, the Rev. Andrew Dewan Danjuma, in a statement on Monday, June 13, made this known after the controversial video surfaced on social media.
Reminder, a viral video of stranded parishioners denied access in the church by the priest, Kefas for not having their permanent voter card.
You could hear the priest asking those who had their PVCs to enter the parish hall while those who did not have them to go home.
He said his action is to encourage his members to ensure that they get their PVCs so that they can participate in the next general election.
Reacting to the development, Dr Andrew Dewan Danjuma, revealed that the Bishop is distancing himself from the action, stating that the priests do not have the Bishop’s endorsement nor is it a policy of the Bishop. diocese. The statement adds that the bishop’s action is regretted.
The statement reads in part; “The action of this priest did not have the approval of the bishop, nor is it the policy of the diocese. Therefore, the Diocese disassociates itself from this circulating video and regrets the unfortunate incident, just as parishioners are encouraged to obtain their PVCs to perform their civic duties.