CAN, PFN may decide next president, says interstate chairman
Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has declared that come 2023, PFN and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will decide on the governor of Cross River State and possibly the president of Nigeria.
The Cross River Interstate Chairman of PFN, Pastor Lawrence Ekwok, who stated this, yesterday, while briefing newsmen in Calabar, also described the Muslim-Muslim tickets as the height of arrogance.
He said: “It is the height of insensitivity and an insult to the body of Christ. It is an insult to the church.”
On how PFN and CAN will determine winners of elections, he said: “We are coming with 30 million votes and we can swing them. If all of us come together, mobilise our members across the country, not even talking about the Catholic, which is even more organised politically because they have been in it for a long time, we can do it.
“We have a common goal and all of us are under CAN and we all will play our part and at the fullness of time, we come together and we have a leadership that will say this is where we are going. The CAN president is our leader and when he says this is where we are going, we will all follow as leaders in the states. The president of CAN, alongside other leaders, will sit to decide where to go. But for now, all the various blocks are working.”
On why Christians are getting more involved in politics, he said: “Before now, we thought we should just pray for our leaders and ask people to try and register but we have realised that we are not doing our complete job. If you study the Bible, you will realise that prophets crown kings. So, we feel we should be more involved in the process of selecting our leaders and that way, we will take responsibility and if that person is not doing well, we caution him.”