The President of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Western Nigeria Union, Pastor Oyeleke Owolabi in the ongoing 2016 Men’s Organization National Convention in Ekiti State Appeals to INEC to stop conducting elections on Saturday.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church believe that the true day of worship is Saturday and that is the day of the lord. They don’t work on that day or participate in any government activities which includes environmental sanitation day, Election Day which are usually fixed on Saturdays.
Pastor Owolabi expressed displeasure on how his members were been disenfranchised during every successive election in the country and how they have written many letters to INEC on the need to shift elections from Saturday.
” We have seen a situation whereby a gubernatorial election was conducted on Tuesday and I think the country recorded the highest turnout in history, so we are begging the INEC to put the interest of our people at heart”
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Nigeria has contributed a lot to the nation through its health and educational institutions. One of which is the famous Babcock University in Ogun State. The church has also established so many Hospitals like the Jengre Hospital, Ile-Ife, Aba Hospital and many others.
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