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Tackle agitations for secession, PFN tells Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO: TWITTER/NIGERIAGOV

• Body, CAN urges President to end insecurity
• Akanji to replace Ayokunle as president

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address issues engendering agitations for secession in the country, lamenting that things have not been bad in the country even during the civil war.

President of PFN, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, made the call when members of Lagos Varsity Christian Union Alumni Fellowship (LVCUAF) visited him on his election as the seventh President of PFN.

Oke, who said he was honoured with the visit, said he would rely on God and prayers for success in the PFN leadership role. He urged the President to address nepotism in the appointment of cabinet members, especially in the security architecture of the country.


He said truth must be spoken to the President, noting that it did not mean Pentecostals hate him. He said: “Let nobody say or think that Pentocastals hate the President. We don’t. We were part of the people that voted him in. We love him. We are praying for him.

“Let us remind the President of his responsibility of protecting live and property of all Nigerians no matter where they come from – East, West, North or South. As far as he is concerned, politicking is over, governance is what he is into now. He is not contesting to be President again after this term.

“So, please, Mr. President, govern and love all Nigerians. Be a father to all Nigerians. Bring all Nigerians together. Don’t allow a tribe or an ethnic group to lord over other groups in Nigeria. A lot of people are alleging nepotism in the appointment.

“We insist that Nigeria should be properly governed with equity and justice. The justice that is not just done, but seen to be done.

IN the same vein, the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has urged Nigerians to challenge the government to tackle insecurity in the country.

He said a Yoruba adage forbids someone who wants to be crowned a ruler but cannot be in charge or control things.

The CAN President also urged measures that would stop Nigerian presidents or any elected government officials from going abroad for medical treatment.

The Guardian gathered that one Rev (Dr.) Israel Akanji of the Baptist Church in Abuja would replace Ayokunle as he bows out on June 1, 2021.


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