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Catholic Priest to Run for Cross River Governorship in 2015 Elections

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With individuals from different walks of life vying for political office, the 2015 election season is a fascinating one. Numerous entertainers have revealed their political aspirations. And now, it looks religious leaders are also starting to reveal their desire to participate in the elections.

Francis Eworo, a Catholic priest, recently declared his intention to run for the office of governor of Cross River state, Daily Trust reports.

Eworo expressed that he will like to succeed current governor, Liyel Imoke and continue his work “to formulate good policies that would grow our economy just as it has remained a haven for investors.” He also intends to unite the church so that it can contribute to the growth and development of the state.

Sources say he intends to contest on the PDP platform.

12 Comments

  1. Chinagorom Martin

    November 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Ridiculous!!! He should know that the church has no provision for priests interested in partisan politics.

  2. vheeki

    November 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    What is all this oh?? Jesu kristi!!! This pple keep making Christianity look like a hit & run business.

  3. Cheerie

    November 7, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    When e rotten e go smell,I wonder what Francis Agantem Eworo wants.

  4. Oaks

    November 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Francis Agantem Eworo stop posing like a catholic priest

  5. chi-e-z

    November 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    umm chuch and state dn’t mix.I was feeling it till last statement. I trust naija priest well some cause they really try for the community but religion and state should not mix.

  6. marculey

    November 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I Don hear, God will judge him becos I don’t know how he’s gonna merge church nd the state. He had better think twice nd straight. Hisssssssssss

  7. Bbeee

    November 8, 2014 at 3:41 am

    End time…

  8. bruno

    November 8, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Really?!!! What an idiot.

    So god has called you to be a priest, allegedly, now god is calling you be a governor so you can steal from poor ignorant nigerians. Congrats you’re an idiot. I hope the catholic church dismisses this joker.

  9. miss max

    November 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Was he not born when fada moses wateva his name was again from Benue went into politics, has he not been told what happened to him in the end? is he sure he is a catholic priest, does his bishop and other colleagues know of this intention? Anyways, he is a joker.

  10. sunkky

    November 8, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Fellow Nigerians, kindly let this man be!
    He wont be the first Catholic priest to vie for elective post.
    All over South America, Catholic priests have held elective posts, and have performed excellently.
    I am quite sure he has obtained the blessings of the church before declaring his intentions.
    When good men shy away from politics; then thugs and rouges will continue to rule us.
    Let you cast me as Catholic, I am muslim, and an informed one for that matter.

    • ak

      November 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Please LETS STOP WITH ALL THIS NONSENSE.

      This man has no QUALIFICATIONS… He has never been in any arm of government, has no idea what politics entails…

      @sunkky… please STOP justifying unqualified people. That is what has and will continue to destroy Nigeria…. Electing unqualified people because they fit our beliefs

  11. Chris

    November 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Pls let this man be, if want to contest let him try his popularity wil tell @ the end. After all the bible says, when the rightous re on the thrown the people rejoys.

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