The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has warned against a Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
National President of PFN, Wale Oke, who gave the warning, vowed to mobilize its members against voting for any party with a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2023 election.
Declaring Sunday, June 26, 2022, a PVC Day in all its churches nationwide, Oke after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos, on Thursday, said members would be made mandated to show their PVCs before entering the church and those without PVC would be directed to go out and get theirs before the deadline.
Oke further stated that PFN is not kicking against Muslim-Muslim tickets due to religion but on the basis of fairness and equity.
According to him, the 2023 election carries the potential to unite Nigeria across ethnic and religious lines and can scatter the nation if things are not done properly.
“A Christian-Christian and Muslim-Muslim ticket will not work for Nigeria. The Muslim-Muslim ticket is unfair, it means over 54 percent of the Christian populace will be marginalized.
“If all that the church has said and a party did not listen to our counsel, they will meet us at the poll, we will be waiting for them,” he warned.
“The voters’ apathy that has been the issue will not count in this election. After PVC Sunday, we will deliberate and provide a clear direction for the church in collaboration with CAN so that we can deliver block votes to a candidate that will unite this nation, a party that will not encourage the killing of Deborah.
“We will give all parties a fair chance. We are setting up a high-powered member committee to meet with all parties on how they will deal with insecurity and others.
“We want a just nation that caters to all its citizens no matter the religion; we encourage all believers to register and get their PVCs and wait for the instruction,” he added.