The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has urged citizens to vote for the party that they believe will protect their interests.

Bishop Kukah who is a member of the presidential race committee made this known while talking to journalists in Yola at the ongoing Pastors and Church Leaders’ Submit, organized by the Adamawa state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza.

While commenting on the Adamawa chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the cleric urged participants to mobilize their members and ensure they come out and vote in the forthcoming elections.

Nigerians, especially the Christian community not to worry about the choices made by political parties in fielding their presidential and vice presidential candidates, stressing that the parties should also be ready to leave with the consequences of their choices in 2023.

He noted that Christians, like other Nigerians, would determine which political party to vote for or not in 2023.

“I don’t think anybody should be worrying himself flogging a dead horse. The parties have made their choices, I don’t have a problem with the choice they make but it is left for me to decide where I think my interest is better protected and where I am appreciated.

“I will not be the one to tell people who to vote or who not to vote, but whatever decision any politician or political party takes they must live with the consequences,” he said.

The Adamawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and convener of the retreat, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza, said the summit is in fulfillment of the promise he made to build the capacity of pastors and church leaders.

He commended Governor Fintiri for giving the Christian community a sense of belonging that it never experienced in the past and congratulated him for his well-deserved award from the federal government

Speaking earlier, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state lauded the efforts and vision of Bishop Mamza, stressing that his leadership qualities had helped not only the Church and the entire body of Christ but supported the state on many occasions on so many naughty issues.

Fintiri, who urged Nigerians not to discountenance the role of the two major religions; Islam and Christianity in the formation and leadership recruitments in the country, reiterated his administration’s commitment not only to ensure equity and fairness among the citizens of the state but also to make Adamawa a better place for all.