Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria disowns Northern Bishops who met Tinubu
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has disavowed the “Forum of Pentecostal Bishops of Northern Nigeria” for holding a meeting with All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
The Deputy National Secretary of the PFN, Bishop David Bakare, said that the PFN is an offshoot of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the association’s stance on the APC’s same-faith presidential ticket does not has not changed.
Speaking on Sunday, September 25, Bakare said the “Northern Nigeria Pentecostal Bishops Forum” was not known to the NFP, saying “there is nothing in the NFP that is regional like the Bishops southern or northern Pentecostals”.
“The meeting between Tinubu and the Forum of Pentecostal Bishops of Northern Nigeria has nothing to do with the NFP. are not broken at all.
“The Northern Nigeria Pentecostal Bishops’ Forum is not known to the NFP. The forum has no affiliation or relationship with the NFP which is registered with the government of this nation.
He added that the NFP’s position “on the same ticket of faith is still as it was at the beginning and we have not, for any reason, changed our position on this matter…
“The PFN did not participate in the meeting with the presidential candidate, which was very politicized. We are, however, aware of the turmoil in the public domain on this subject. I take the floor officially to make it clear that the PFN has nothing to do with this organization.
“We have not made such a decision, we have not met with this political party and everything we do would be in the public domain. This group is independent and has nothing to do with the real incorporated NFP. I looked at the photos (of the meeting) and the names. I could recognize about two people who are our members, but they speak for themselves.