Festus Keyamo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign spokeswoman, on Sunday, September 25, 2022 chastised the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) for criticising the controversial Muslim-Muslim APC ticket.
A furious Keyamo made an appearance on the well-liked Channels Television program “Politics Today”.
Also, he cautioned the religious organisation to focus on spreading the gospel of salvation to Nigerians; rather than choosing which political candidates should be elected into office.
The PCC image-outburst maker’s was in response to a PFN disclaimer disowning the delegation of the “Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria” who had just paid Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential nominee, a visit at his campaign office in Abuja.
Deputy National Secretary of the PFN, Bishop David Bakare, had told reporters that the group was unknown to the PFN.
Bakare disclosed that “there is nothing in PFN that is regionally based like Southern or Northern Pentecostal Bishops.”
Even so, the PFN writer insisted that nothing had changed about the Christian Association of Nigeria’s affiliation with the APC’s same-faith presidential ticket.
On Sunday’s live broadcast, Keyamo responded to the disclaimer. He stated that the body should focus on its main task—figuring out how to get the Christian faithful to paradise.
Specifically, he said, “The purpose or duty of pastors, we have said so before, is to lead people to heaven. It is not to lead people to villa. The PFN should go and vote for their choice of candidates on Election Day if they seek to. They should not be questioning the decision not our party publicly.
“They are called by God to lead to heaven. If I go to Church every Sunday, I want to hear the sermon of God, not the sermon of politics on who should rule me. I want to listen to them talk about salvation, not villa.
“Nigerians are hungry and want to see how the hunger issue can be addressed and not the same-faith ticket. They want to see our policy on Agriculture and see what Asiwaju has done before as governor of Lagos State and he can bring over such dexterity.”