2023 Election: PFN Warns Against Muslim-Muslim Ticket, …promise to vote a party that will unite Nigerians
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has heralded her voice and warned against any political party flying with Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the National President of PFN issued this stern warning after the National Executive Council (NEC) of the body met in Lagos and resolved on some national issue.
While promising to rally the association members nationwide to vote against any party running a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2023 election. Bishop Wale Oke enjoined every Christian to get their PVC and declared Sunday, June 26, 2022, as PVC Day in all its member churches across the country, stating that church members would be required to show their PVCs before entering the church, and those without PVCs would be advised to go and get theirs before the deadline.
Bishop Oke further said, PFN take the stand to opposed the Muslim-Muslim ticket not because of religion, but for fairness and equity.
“The 2023 presidential election is capable of uniting the country across ethnic and religious lines, also it has the capacity to further divide and destroyed the country if not properly handled”, he said.
Adding that, “For Nigeria, a Christian-Christian and Muslim-Muslim ticket is unjust and will not work since it will marginalise over 54 percent of the Christian population in the country”.
“If a party does not listen to our advise and all that the Nigerian church has said, they will meet us at the polls, and we will be waiting for them,” he declared.
“This time around, the issue of voter indifference will not be a factor. We will be deliberate and present a clear direction for the church after PVC Sunday, so that we can provide block votes to a candidate who can unite this nation and a party that will not encourage the murder of Deborah.”
“We’re planning a high-powered member committee to meet with all parties to discuss how they’ll address insecurity and other prevailing issues in Nigeria. All parties will be accorded a fair chance and attention.”
Bishop Wale Oke encouraged all Christians to register and obtain their PVCs while waiting for further instruction and direction. “We want a just nation that caters for all its citizens, regardless of religion,” he said.