The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has disowned the “Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria” for holding a meeting with Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Deputy National Secretary of the PFN, Bishop David Bakare, said that the PFN is an arm of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and that the association’s position on the same faith presidential ticket of the APC has not changed.
Speaking on Sunday, September 25, Bakare said the “Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria” was not known to the PFN, saying, “there is nothing in PFN that is regionally based like Southern or Northern Pentecostal Bishops.”
“The meeting between Tinubu and the Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria has nothing to do with PFN. I am speaking to you officially and authoritatively that the ranks of the Christian community and the PFN I represent are not broken at all.
“The Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria is not known to the PFN. The forum does not have any affiliation or relationship with the PFN that is registered with the government of this nation.”
He added that the position of the PFN “on same faith ticket still stands as it was in the beginning and we have not, for any reason, shifted our post on that matter…
“The PFN was not a part of the meeting with the presidential candidate that was highly politicized. We are, however, aware of the ripples in the public domain about this matter. I am speaking officially to clarify that the PFN has nothing to do with that organization.
“We didn’t take such a decision, we have not met that political party, and whatever we will do would be in the public domain. That group is on its own and has nothing to do with the real incorporated PFN. I looked at the photos (from the meeting) and the names. I could recognize about two people who are our members, but they speak for themselves.”