The PRESIDENT of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, declared June 26 on Sunday as a Permanent Voter Card (PVC) as part of efforts to compel Christians to participate fully in the 2023 general elections.
Oke made the statement to the NFP secretariat during a national executive council meeting held in Lagos, while addressing the press, urging Christians to ensure they get their permanent voter cards and to follow the clear guideline in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of the Christian Fathers on casting their ballots.
“We won’t be partisan, but we won’t sleep. I declare June 26 as GPC Sunday, during which prayers will be offered and Communion administered to congregants in Pentecostal churches across the country,” he added.
He said congregants would be mandated to show their PVCs in churches and that this effort will lead to collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use strategic churches as registration centers.
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Oke added that the 20123 elections would be a “decisive” election as Nigerians, especially Christians, must be fully involved in choosing the country’s next leader.
The PFN also denounced the killings, kidnappings and other anomalies currently taking place in the country, stating, “The country is suffering, hence the need for a ‘commander-in-chief and not a sympathizer-in-chief’ leader is essential. We want real change, we pray for a new Nigeria.
The Christian body also condemned the attack on the Owo church, saying it was tired of messages of condolence from the current administration instead of decisive action to end bandits and terrorist attacks on citizens. unfortunate.
Also, the body disagreed with Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian tickets on the grounds that neither would work for a multi-religious country like Nigeria.