The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has disowned Northern Bishops that met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.
David Bakare, the deputy national secretary of the PFN, while speaking with The Cable newspaper on Sunday said that the Bishops who met with the former Lagos governor did not represent the group.
“There is nothing in PFN that is regional based like southern or northern pentecostal bishops. The meeting between Tinubu and the Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria has nothing to do with the PFN,” he said.
“I am speaking to you officially and authoritatively that the ranks of the Christian community, and of course, the PFN which I represent is not broken at all. The Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria is not known to the PFN. The forum does not have any affiliation or relationship with the PFN that is registered with the government of this nation,” he added.
“The position of the PFN on same faith ticket still stands as it was in the beginning and we have not, for any reason, shifted our position on that matter. The PFN is not a part of the meeting with the presidential candidate that was highly politicised. We are however aware of the ripples in the public domain about this matter.”
Clergymen believed to be members of PFN had met with Tinubu, the presidential candidate of APC on Friday in Abuja.
Nigerians have reacted differently to the fact that flag bearers of the APC are both Muslims.
The PFN and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), among other organisations, have also denounced it and urged Nigerian Christians to vote for politicians who will uphold their faith.
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