The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has said the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket fielded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) will jeopardise the unity of the nation.
Naija News reports that the PFN General Secretary, Dr Cosmos Ilechukwu, stated this at a press conference held at the National Secretariat of the fellowship on Thursday in Lagos.
Ilechukwu stated that the same-faith ticket fielded by the ruling party was not in the interest of Nigeria and will further destroy the country’s peaceful coexistence.
He stated that PFN has never endorsed candidates and will not be doing so in the 2023 elections, adding that the fellowship will continue to urge Christians to participate in the electoral process.
The statement read, “The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria reaffirms its position that the same-faith ticket can, in no way, be justified, as it is not in the interest of Nigeria, as it further jeopardises the prospects of peaceful coexistence and building of a united nation.
“PFN has never been in the business of endorsing candidates and will not be doing so in the 2023 elections. However, it will continue to mobilise the church to ensure full participation in the political process by all Christians.”
“While encouraging all our members to vote in line with what is best for Nigeria and the church at all levels, with the framework prepared by the Christian Association of Nigeria as a guide.
“The fellowship will continue to be open-minded and broad-minded, leaving the door of engagement with all political parties open, so that all the issues that are holding back the development and unity of Nigeria can be comprehensively addressed.”
This article was originally published on Naija News