Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nigerian diocese excommunicates nonvoters

Sort of.

My point is Nigerian religious fervor may be intensified because the country is about evenly split between Christians and Muslims:
"Whoever has not collected the voter's card after February 7 has automatically alienated himself or herself from the community, the Church, the nation and will not be allowed to receive the holy communion," the bulletin said according to This Day.

Church leaders often comment on political issues in Nigeria, a fervently religious country about evenly split between Christians and Muslims.

Nigerians are due to elect their president, state governors and lawmakers in polls that should mark the first handover from one democratic government to another in Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer.

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