2023: PFN Speaks On Supporting Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition
The President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Francis Wale Oke has distanced the group from endorsing the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to PFN, it stands against the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the ruling party stands.
PFN revealed its stand on Thursday at its National Executive Council (SEC) meeting held at its National Secretariat at Asiwani, Lagos State.
The Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Michael Freeman on Thursday visited the body before the SEC meeting.
The PFN noted that the body can now facilitate pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Israel through an arrangement by Ambassador Freeman.
The National Deputy President of PFN, John Daniel while addressing newsmen after the meeting said the recent meeting by some Northern Christian leaders with Tinubu should not be taken as PFN’s endorsement for his presidential ambition.
He said, “As for the meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu by some Bishops from the Northern part of the country, it was a meeting just to listen to his programmes and not for endorsement. This was clearly stated and that was it.”
The body which condemned the Muslim-Muslim ticket called on its members to look out for credibility, reliability, and capacity to move Nigeria forward before voting for a candidate.
Daniel added, “As a body, we have been praying for a peaceful general election and that everybody should take responsibility by getting their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) and be strategically prepared to vote for candidates who have the capacity, integrity and credibility to move the nation forward.”
He noted that the body is still praying and consulting towards the election and will reveal its final resolution.
The Deputy President said, “Remember that our president, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, addressed a press conference recently where he clarified that we are looking beyond just what it is but for competence and people that can move the country forward.
“The church frowns at the Muslim-Muslim ticket but we believe this is not a dead end and we are yet to come up and say this is the person we should vote for because we are still consulting and praying.”