Muslim-Muslim ticket: A pastor’s job is to lead people to heaven, not the villa
The Minister of Labor and Employment and Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has reminded Nigerian clerics that their job is to lead people to paradise and not to the presidential villa .
Keyamo said this on Channels TV while responding to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria statement distancing himself from a group known as the Forum of Pentecostal Bishops of Northern Nigeria, whose members met with Tinubu last weekend. The NFP said the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC remains unacceptable to the Christian community in Nigeria.
Reacting to PFN’s position, Keyamo said;
“Is the NFP or CAN a member or structure of APC? The running mate is a decision of our party leaders.
The NFPs are not members of our party, they should not publicly question the decision of our party. The duty of pastors is to lead people to heaven, not to lead people to Villa.
They are not called by God to lead people to the Villa. If I go to church every Sunday, I want to hear the sermon of God, I don’t want to hear the sermon of politics or who should govern me.
It is the decision of our party. These outer bodies are not part of us. If they want to participate in the decision-making process, they can also join the political party. But they can’t stay on the outside and tell us what to do.
If it’s so offensive to some people, the noise isn’t necessary. They have options. he said