We at the Christians for National Liberation were outraged at the conduct and outcome of the latest electoral exercise. We received reports and the news from tri-media, revealed that there had been “glitches” of the vote counting machines [VCM] We cannot set aside speculations that there had been foreign meddling and systematic cheating in the polls.
There are church groups (religious and lay leaders) those who campaigned for the rightful candidates in a sea of fascist enablers, including the CNL and other faith believers based on principles. For some, the election results may be heartbreaking but as faith believers we should never be discouraged from resisting any looming dictatorship.
To surrender our country to evil personified in the person of our President- is the last thing we need. This is the time now to be engaged more than ever, way beyond these elections. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Voters felt deceived and bribed as they were intimidated and manipulated by the leaders of the administration candidates to choose the people they want to win.
In view of this, we call on fellow Christians and faith believers (bishops, clergy,women and men religious, lay leaders) to reject the election result, rather continue to organize, and mobilize the masses for the armed struggle as promoted in the papal encyclical “Pacem in Terris” by Saint Pope Paul VI. Revolution for genuine change is the solution NOT any electoral exercise.
Join the sectoral groups who express their pent up voices of disenfranchisement and deception experienced during the electoral exercise. We will never concede to the fraudulent electoral result ! We will continue working for the genuine change the people long ago had been longing for. Reject the Election Result !