The Shepherd Superintendent of the Household of God Church and former Presidential candidate, Rev. Chris Okotie, has described the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) as a parochial religious group.
Naija News reports that Okotie was reacting to the election that produced Bishop Wale Oke of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries as the new president of the fellowship.
According to a message to newsmen by his Media Adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, Okotie condemned the Christian body at the PFN National Secretariat in Lagos on Tuesday.
The former presidential candidate berated the group for departing from its core values, saying the PFN is now a shadow of its former self.
He said, “PFN has become a clannish religious enterprise. It is akin to an amorphous political entity with a Christian silhouette.
“Leadership in the church of God is by divine appointment and not the whims and caprices of a disjointed assemblage of Episcopalian pacifists.”
Okotie has, for years been a critic of the activities of the emerging presidents of the PFN over alleged compromise and unethical behaviour associated with betrayal of the Christian cause, especially in their dealings with the political leadership of the country.