PFN, CAN Support Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War

Pentecostal Fel­lowship of Nigeria (PFN) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yester­day, threw their weights behind President Muham­madu Buhari on his anti-corruption campaign.

This was disclosed yes­terday at a press briefing organised by the Deeper Life Bible Church, pre­paratory to the church’s mega crusade holding in Lagos, in collaboration with CAN and PFN.

Representative of PFN, who is also Financial Sec­retary of the body, Lagos chapter, Leke Akinola tasked Buhari not to be selective in his anti-cor­ruption crusade, assuring that the church was in support of the develop­ment. “Buhari’s resolve to deal decisively with cor­rupt Nigerians and to re­cover money stolen from the nation’s treasury was a right step in the right di­rection,” he informed.

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Buhari Can Dialogue With Boko Haram On One Condition- PFN

In a bid to put an end to the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, the Pentecos­tal Fellowship of Nige­ria (PFN) has thrown its weight behind the move by the Federal Government to dialogue with the insur­gents if the need arises.

Besides, the body cau­tioned President Muhamma­du Buhari that the dialogue option and the ongoing mili­tary operations should go pari passu, adding that the security agencies have done well.

The PFN National Presi­dent, Rev Felix Omobude disclosed this while address­ing newsmen in Ibadan yes­terday during his official vis­it to the PFN in Oyo State. The visit coincided with a two-day programme, Apos­tolic Impartation Service and Ministers’ Fire Conference organised by the PFN in the state, which commenced yesterday.

He was received by the state chairman of PFN, Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, of the Victory International Church (Rehoboth Cathed­eral); founder of the Christ Life Church (Sword of the Spirit Ministry), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the South West Zone Coordinator of PFN, Rev Reuben Oke and scores of other members of the body.

Omobude, who said PFN was concerned about the continued spate of bombing in the country, stated that no fewer than 850 pentecostal churches, as at the last count two months ago, had been bombed or destroyed in the North East and some other parts of the country as a re­sult of insurgency.

He noted that the PFN was aware that the Federal Government was leaving no stone unturned to nip terror­ism in the bud in the country, stating that it would not be wrong for the government to complement military opera­tions with dialogue towards ending the menace.

While saying that nobody could be justified for bomb­ing churches and mosques under whatever guise, Om­bude said the Boko Haram “insurgents have declared themselves as enemies of Nigeria and we must all come together and treat them as such.”

He urged Nigerians to ex­ercise some patience with the present administration in the country and shun any­thing capable of destabilis­ing the country, adding the people must be peaceful, prayerful and supportive to every on-going peace initia­tive in the nation.

Omobude further en­joined Christians in other parts of the country that did not witness direct attack of the Boko Haram insurgents to support the victims of the insurgency in cash and kind, saying PFN had spent over N40million on relief mate­rials donated to “our broth­ers and sisters in the North East.”

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6,000 Pastors Endorse Buhari as Nigeria’s Next President

In spite of allegations that some pastors collected N7billion to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s ambition, no fewer than 6,000 Pastors in the Southwest are mobilising for the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as president and have declared seven days praying and fasting for God to grant him victory.

The pastors under the aegis of Christians for Governance, Pastors For Change, held a conference in Ikeja, Lagos, where they openly endorsed the candidacy of Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo, who is a respected pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

The clerics are drawn from various churches, such as the Redeemed Church, Catholic, Orthodox, etc.

They declared that they were not part of Jonathan’s largesse and that nobody gave them money to support Buhari, but acting by divine intervention from God who told them that Buhari would be the next president of Nigeria.

The movement is being supported by Rev. Moses Iloh, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, Ayo Opadokun and many other bigwigs in Christendom.

Addressing the conference, Bishop Kayode Williams, National Coordinator, Christians for Good Governance, said they have about 6,000 ministers who were part of the group calling for change in leadership as the present government had failed the nation.

“We want to observe seven days of special prayer on the seven mountains in the Southwest political zones comprising six states to pray for the victory of Buhari and Osinbajo in the 28 March presidential election.

“We are using this opportunity to call on all pastors who believe that the time has surely come for change in Nigeria to exhort, mobilise, instruct and direct all our members from our churches, numbering 186,000 churches in the Southwest zone to adhere to this divine instruction from God,” he said.

“We shall intensify our intercessory prayers to God so that there will be peace in the nation and that the election will be free, transparent and peaceful. We are asking our archbishops, evangelists, elders, deacons and deaconesses to join hands and make sure that the prayer programme is very successful.”

“Pastors After Their Pockets”, Bakare Blast CAN & PFN for Endorsing GEJ at the Expense of Osinbajo

Pastor Tunde Bakare has lambasted the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the February 14 presidential election.

He is angry with them for supporting Jonathan at the expense of one of their own, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the running mate to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

In a sermon on Sunday, he said he was disappointed that the Christian leaders have decided to support Jonathan at the expense of Osinbanjo. He noted that some of the Christian leaders were only after their pockets, which was why they have queued behind Jonathan and rejected one of their own.