A respected clergy and the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese Most Revered Paulinus Ezeokafor, has disclosed that anyone who is involved in buying or selling of votes in the 2019 will be punished by God.

The Catholic Bishop stated this during an interaction with journalists on Thursday evening to convey his Christmas message, saying that next year would be a decision-making year for the country.

He said, “Vote buying is a sin, and those who do that must go for confession. It is a sin, sin in quote, I say in quote because you may say it is not among the 10 commandments by God. So I put it in a context so I can take responsibility for what I said.

“Even the one who received money to vote is also a sinner, and must go for confession, because if you did not demand, the politician will not give.”

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The bishop also cautioned Nigerians to celebrate the birth of Christ (Christmas) in modesty, saying that the problems associated with the yuletide have always been because people tend to spend more than they have.

“The period of Christmas is a time for modesty and celebration of the life of Christ which he lived for us. Live moderately and remember that there will be next year, and that struggle and the challenges of life will continue,” he said.

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