Office of the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Lagos has refuted an online report that claimed that its President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, made derogatory remarks about the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and that he was trying to polarise the Lagos State chapter.
PFN, in a statement signed by the Office of the National President of PFN, Lagos, stated that the claims in that report were; baseless and out of context.
Refuting the allegation, PFN said: “The attention of the leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has been; drawn to a recent online newspaper report, circulating, regarding the statement made by the PFN president at the PFN Lagos Chapter meeting held on Monday in Lagos.
“In the said report, it was; alleged that the Oke made derogatory remarks about CAN and that he was; trying to polarise the Lagos chapter.
“The reported statement, suggesting that the President of PFN referred to CAN as “inconsequential” and demanded submission, is not only false but also damaging to the collective mission of both PFN and CAN as Christian organizations.”
It is crucial to clarify that our fellowship has always prioritized unity, respect, and collaboration among all Christian organizations, regardless of their size or prominence.”
While urging all believers to remain focused on the critical mission of spreading the message of Jesus Christ’s love and His redemption to the world, the Christian body added: “The PFN and its entire membership stand united in debunking this erroneous report and urge all believers to remain focused on our critical mission of spreading the message of Jesus Christ’s love and redemption to the world.
“The body appreciates the efforts of the Nigerian media in contributing their quota to the development of our nation, despite harrowing challenges they are faced with.”
The body urged the media to shun sensationalism in their news report and ensure that they carry out their dignified profession with every sense of responsibility, fairness and justice, which embodies the ethics of their profession.
“We, however, urge them to shun sensationalism in their news reports and carry out their dignified profession with every sense of responsibility, fairness and justice, which embodies the ethics of their profession,” the body stated.