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Obadan to PFN: Don’t endorse Jonathan

By : Osagie Otabor on February, 3 2015

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Former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rev. Peter Obadan, has warned leaders of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria against endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan at the PFN Biennial Conference which kicks off in Lagos on Wednesday.

He said it would be unacceptable for the men of God to use the occasion to endorse President Jonathan when the body has one its own, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obadan, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, urged the Christian body not to use religion to blackmail Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate.

The former Deputy Governor noted that the issues about Islamizing Nigeria and unearthing Buhari’s past because of his disciplinary measures were arrant nonsense.

He reminded the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejiafor and the President of the PFN, Pastor Felix Omobhude, that the late Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa, who is regarded as father of PFN supported a Muslim/Muslim ticket when the late Chief M.K.O Abiola and Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe ran for the Presidency.

He said, “I will advise the leadership of PFN to encourage all Christians to vote their conscience. And if PFN must endorse, we must endorse our own Buhari/Osinbajo. For Pentecostal minister to make a declaration for Jonathan is a vote for corruption, vote for inefficiency of which I am sure God will also hold them accountable for the sufferings of Nigerians.”

“Capitalistic ministers who have been blessed with wealth including private jets, who are thinking that they may be called upon to account for the source of their wealth if Buhari wins, need not to be afraid because they will also have access to the Presidency because the vice presidential candidate of the APC is a minister of God which we have never had as a nation.”

“All the blackmail and whatever against Buhari are ungodly because Buhari took over the reins of this nation when drug barons were almost taking over the entire nation and there was so much corruption in the civilian administration then. Majority of Nigerians applauded the military intervention then if not, Nigeria would have collapsed.”

Source: The Nation

 


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