- A lot is being put in place in the country to ensure the 2023 general election is successful, credible and fair
- Recently, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has warned political parties against introducing a Muslim/Muslim candidate
- The PFN disclosed further that a Muslim President and Vice President ticket would not work and would fail woefully in Nigeria
Oyo state, Ibadan- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has sent a strong warning to political parties in the country.
The religious body disclosed that any attempt to force Muslim president and Muslim vice president on the country would fail, The Punch reports.
The President of PFN, Wale Oke, made this statement on Monday, December 13, at the grand finale of a 5-day Zoe World Congress tagged, ‘Zoe Worship Extravaganza’, at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.
The Bishop's position
Oke insisted that any political arrangement short of producing a Christian President for the nation at the election would be unacceptable to the Christian populace.
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He said any political party desirous of winning should not use the Muslim/Muslim ticket, saying Christians would go against such.
Bishop Oke said:
“It is disturbing that with the 2023 general election fast approaching, some politicians who are hell-bent in further scuttling the fragile peace in the country, are desperately seeking to foist a Muslim/Muslim political agenda on us, a development that will further throw an unsavory spanner into the works, fiber and the tenuous peace of the nation.
“We urge that we follow the routes already taken by the previous administrations of Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan, and Buhari, to avoid the pitiable paths some are trying to tread for selfish reasons."
The renowned clergyman further stressed that Nigeria would only thrive when there was fairness, equity and justice.
Christian Elders in the North's position
In the same vein, Christian elders in the 19 Northern states and Abuja under the aegis of the Northern States Christian Elders Forum, on Tuesday, December 14, have warned against fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket for presidency in the 2023 general elections.
Describing such a move as insensitive and selfish, the group condemned any move that would further aggravate the lines of the divide “for selfish political gains at the expense of a peaceful and united Nigeria.”
CAN seeks immediate establishment of Ecclesiastical courts in Nigeria
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that in what will excite some people and annoy others, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has made a request from the federal government.
The religious body requested for the immediate establishment of Ecclesiastical Courts in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by CAN’s chairman in Kano state, Reverend Adeolu Adeyemo.
Nigeria will suffer if Sharia Law is introduced in southwest, PFN
In other news, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to avoid being influenced to approve the enactment of Sharia law in the southwest.
According to the religious organisation, the entire nation will go through another round of serious crisis if the Islamic legal system finds its way into the Nigerian constitution, Punch reports.
PFN's president, Bishop Wale Oke, advised the legislature not to be susceptible to evil-minded fellows whose aim is to further ruin the country.