Same-faith ticket may jeopardise peaceful co-existence, united nation, says PFN
BSN, at NYSC symposium, laments state of nation
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), yesterday, said it would continue to uphold Nigeria and its leaders in prayers, given the grave economic situation of the country.
This, according to it, has further compounded the increasingly worrisome state of security, such as terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes.
Besides, the PFN has re-affirmed its position that same faith ticket can, in no way, be justified, saying that it is not in the interest of Nigeria because it further jeopardises the prospects of peaceful co-existence and building of a united nation.
National Secretary of the body, Dr. Cosmas Ilechukwu, who spoke while addressing journalists at the national headquarters of the Fellowship in Lagos, said that even in the face of unprecedented level of disunity in the country, some of the political parties and politicians had acted in disregard of the fragility of the times, thus further polarising the country.
IN a related vein, President and Board Chairman, Bible Society of Nigeria, Dr. Olubunmi Banwo, has described Nigeria as a country completely blighted, reduced to sordid tatters, thoroughly demobilised and opinion polarised in all ramifications.
Banwo, said this, yesterday, at the conclusion of the 11th edition of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yearly essay competition/national symposium with the topic, “Re-engineering the Nigerian System for Sustainable Development,” in Lagos.
He, however, said that in the face of the horrible realities, Nigeria could still become great again with the emerging of youths collectively advocating radical change with novel strategy to tackle the ills bedeviling the country.
He said that the organisation would not rest on its oars until Nigeria gets to the promised land.
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