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PFN Advises Members to Shun Political Apathy

Christian leaders in Oyo state have reiterated the need for Christians to shun political apathy.

Faithful are also encouraged to get more involved in the nation’s political structure to accelerate the Nigeria’s economic growth and development.

They made the call at the general pastors meeting of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigerian, PFN, held in Ibadan.

Guest speaker, Executive Director of a Civil Society Organization, Public Education Works Initiative, Mr Nimi Walson-Jack while speaking on the topic “Political Education” believed that democracy requires active participation of everyone, irrespective of religious background.

Mr Walson-Jack appealed to Christians in Nigeria to jettison the mindset that politics is dirty, rather see it as a ministry and opportunity to make positive changes.

The Co-speaker, Presiding Pastor, Living Spring International, Pastor Femi Emmanuel advised the Church communities to get informed, join political parties at the ward level and form a formidable team to win elections.

Also speaking, Oyo state Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju said it is time for Christians to realise the need to be part of leadership especially in the political spheres of the country.

Earlier, chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Oyo State, Rev Samson Ajetomobi said the purpose of the meeting was to overcome the ignorance about politics in the church.

Niyi Dahunsi

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