Archbishop Chukwuma to Nigerians: Get your PVCs, be ready for real change

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The Anglican Archbishop of Enugu Archdiocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has charged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote out bad leaders in the upcoming general elections.

Chukwuma gave the charge on Sunday during an interactive session with newsmen at the end of his 69th birthday and 43rd-year Ordination Anniversary Service held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Enugu.

He said that the elections offer Nigerians the golden opportunity to elect new leaders across the board, saying, “without your PVCs that cannot be possible”.

“Nigerians should go and collect their PVCs to enable them to effect the real change and vote out bad leaders and elect credible, competent and God-fearing leaders,” he said.

The archbishop also advised Nigerians to continue to pray patiently for God to give them good leaders through the polls.

“They should pray for God’s intervention but first, they should get their PVCs,” he said.


Chukwuma, who celebrated his last birthday as an archbishop, presented a compendium of his selected speeches at the service.

The work was compiled in his honor by Dr. Ernest Gad-Nwosu, an Anglican clergyman.

Earlier, the Primate and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, described Chukwuma as a good person and a true man of God.

“A very simple good man. He loves everyone and everyone loves him. A very jovial personality. He tells it the way it is, and the next minute he has forgotten about it. He hardly bears grudges against anyone,” Ndukuba further said.

Some other clerics of the Anglican Church in Nigeria at the service also spoke glowingly about Chukwuma.

He was appointed the Archbishop of the Enugu Anglican Archdiocese in 2014.