A spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council Festus Keyamo, has responded to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria for disowning pastors who met with the party’s presidential candidate last week.
Reacting to recent comments from PFN, Keyamo during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday warned clergymen against getting into politics.
He said the PFN has no right to criticise the party’s decision.
“The PFN are not members of our party. They should go and vote that day; They should not be coming to question the decision of our party publicly. The purpose of pastors or their duty is to lead people to heaven, not to lead people to [presidential] villa,” Keyamo said.
“If I go to church every Sunday, I want to hear the sermon of God and I don’t want to hear the sermon of politics or who should rule me. I want to hear the sermon of God and what will lead me to salvation and not what to lead me to the villa,” he added.
Recall that the PFN’s deputy national secretary, David Bakare, stated in a Newsbreak Nigeria article from Sunday that the group has no affiliation with the Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria members who met with Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, on Friday. Bakare also stated that the PFN’s opposition to the Muslim-Muslim APC ticket has not changed.
In addition to the PFN, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed its disapproval of Kashim Shettima, a Muslim, being chosen as Tinubu’s running partner.
The religious bodies had separately warned Christians to vote against politicians that wouldn’t protect their religious interests.
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