Emphasis Should Not Be On 2019 Elections, But How To Curtail The Spate Of Killings And Insecurity In The Country – PFN
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has lamented the continuous killing across the country adding that the killings were not limited to Christians alone, but Muslims and other sects. This was made known by the Ondo State PFN Chairman, Rev Opayinka Kolawole, on Wednesday in Akure, shortly before the inauguration of the new PFN’s executive committee.
According to him, emphasis should not be placed on next year election, but how to curtail the spate of killings and insecurity in the country. He stated that it is only God that can determine the next President of the country after the 2019 general elections.
He noted that the recent wake-up protests against arbitrary killings across the country initiated by the PFN’s leadership were successful, saying the process sent a wrong signal to the federal government on the need to find solution to the menace.
The PFN chief said “we embarked on the protest peacefully with songs and intermittent prayers. It is like a spiritual warfare to let those in corridors of power know the implication of shedding innocent blood unnecessarily by the culprits.”
“We had carried out the exercise and thereafter made personal contacts, issued press statements, media interviews, messages on social media and others on diverse issues concerning the attack on innocent Nigerians.”
“We are now watching, as our leaders continue to dialogue with those in authority, they are going back to the drawing board with relevant stakeholders to nip the dastardly act in the bud.”
Rev. Kolawole further reiterated that on the 2019 election, the Pentecostal and other churches have been praying to God to choose anybody after His own heart to govern the country as expected, urging the Buhari administration to face governance strictly rather than place emphasis on 2019 general elections.
NIGFERIA NEWS gathered that the cleric expressed satisfaction of the recent protest stating that it has been impactful. He further enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to set a machinery in motion to tackle the menace.