2023: Politics Unit In Churches Not To Serve Political Ambition Of Any Specific Christian - PFN - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, March 21, 2022

2023: Politics Unit In Churches Not To Serve Political Ambition Of Any Specific Christian - PFN

 | The Daily Crucible | Monday, March 21, 2022

By Mariam Adekunle, Abeokuta

National Vice President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN ) South West Ecclesiastical zone, Archbishop John Osa-Oni, has dispelled the misconceptions by a section of the public that the recently introduced  'Directorate of Politics and Governance' by the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) was meant to serve the political agenda of a particular christian candidate in 2023 or any other time.

Archbishop Osa - Ona said the innovation seeks to curb a situation he described as "perennial use and abuse of our people's votes at every election" year in Nigeria.

He added that 'Directorate of Politics and Governance' in churches will also serve as vehicles to sensitize christians and make them participate in the electioneering process, explaining that christians no longer see politics as evil.

The PFN regional leader spoke while fielding questions from newsmen at the PFN State Headquarters, Kobape, Ogun State, recently during a press briefing to intimate the public on the body's position on certain issues affecting the country.

He lauded the federal government on its achievements in the area of infrastructures, but urged her to maintain its neutrality and stay away from matters that could divide Nigerians.

"It is not true that the DPG( Directorate of politics and governance) is set up to promote a particular candidate. Rather it was set up to curb the perennial  use and abuse of our peoples votes at every election.

"Also, it is to sensitize Christians and make them participate in the electioneering process. It is not a political party. We no longer see politics as Evil we have decided to encourage our people to get involved," he said.

He bemoaned the spake of insecurity across the country and the recently introduced hijab in the police service.

He advised the government not to tear the country apart.

"The burdensome situations in Nigeria is the insecurity of lives and properties.
According to Archbishop John He stated
'Hijab in the police service is not necessary.'

" The police force has been underfunded, many police barracks are an eyesore. All these require more attention rather the government think the issue of female police officers wearing hijab is more pressing. 

"The introduction of Islamic hijab head dress for female police officers by the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali on March 4,2022 is a big distraction for us as a nation and an attempt to continue to potray Nigeria as an Islamic Nations," he said.

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