The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo (PFN) has slammed the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for dabbing into the affairs of the ruling party.
Speaking during an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Keyamo said pastors should stop dabbling in politics, adding that PFN has no right to criticize the decisions of the ruling party.
Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, stated this while reacting to an interview David Bakare, deputy national secretary of the PFN, had with The Cable, where he said the group has no affiliation with members of the Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria who met with Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, last Friday.
He stated that the PFN was not in any way involved in the meeting between Tinubu and the Northern Bishops, stressing that such a group does not exist within its fold.
Bakare stated that fellowship was still against the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket fielded by the ruling party for the 2023 general elections.
Reacting, the Minister pointed out that the Christian association is not a meber of the APC and should go out to vote in the 2023 election.
He said: “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.
“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.”
Keyamo said the party will present to Nigerians the performance of Tinubu during his time as governor of Lagos, adding that Nigerians are too hungry to be bothered about issues bordering on religion.
“Nigerians are hungry, they want to see how that hunger will be addressed, not how their Christian or Muslim faiths will be addressed,” he said.
“They want to see our policies on agriculture and what Asiwaju has done before as governor of Lagos state, how he improved Lagos and how he will bring that kind of posterity to Nigeria as a whole,” he added.
This article was originally published on Naija News