The Emeritus Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has advised the Election Petition Tribunal to restore the hope of the masses by ensuring transparency and fairness in handling petitions before it.
He made the call in Abuja on the occasion of this year’s World Communication day with the theme: Speaking from the heart, The truth in Love.
Cardinal Onaiyekan called on Nigerians to remain calm and hopeful in the Judiciary.
The Clergyman also lauded the role the Media played in providing Citizens with timely information and urged them to sustain objective reportage.
“As Journalists, you do your job, cover everything, but try and listen to everybody and relay it to the public what is happening because they want to see every fact.” He advised.
The Cardinal described the Court as the last hope of a common man.
National Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev Fr Michael Umoh, called the Church an extension of the mission of Christ to give man the hope of salvation.
In 1967, Pope Paul VI established the World Communication day Celebration as an annual event, during which Catholics all over the world reflect on a theme which focuses on Media and Communications.
Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka; Editing by Julian Osamoto, Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor