Principal Christian organization in Nigeria, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has distanced itself from the widely reported endorsement of APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by some pastors under the aegis of Pastors for Good Leaders.
Bishop Don Daniel, the Deputy National Chairman addressed newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, and noted that members have the absolute right to political choices but their choice is in no way connected to the PFN.
“The pastors endorsing Tinubu do not change our stance as a bloc of CAN in supporting credible candidates. We still stand on the same agreement and injunction that CAN have given. Everybody is not part of CAN. They chose to and everybody is entitled to their own free will.
“They cannot force anybody to follow them to do what they have decided to do. So if they said they had endorsed a candidate, that is purely their own doing. Everybody has a right and choice of who they want to vote for. It has nothing to do with us.” He said.
Bishop Daniel reaffirmed the position of PFN on Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“We have not changed our stance because we are still part of CAN and we are still frowning at the Muslim-Muslim ticket. We believe that the church can vote for people that are credible and competent. And you know that our president made a press conference recently and he clarified that we are looking for people to move the country forward. And if a Muslim is credible to take the nation forward, we will vote for him.
“The church frowned at the Muslim-Muslim ticket, but it is not a dead end and we are still praying. We have not been able to come up with something definite or specific to say that this is who everybody should vote for. The election is still about three months away. Who knows if the church through CAN can come up with a resolution. But our stance still remains.”
He concluded by urging Nigerians to get their PVC and vote credible candidates.