11th November, 2022
Archbishop John Praise-Daniel, the Vice-President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Friday said that the body has not endorsed any party or presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
Praise-Daniel said this in Lagos during the fellowship conference on the state of the nation.
Besides the state of the nation, the PFN also deliberated on issues bordering on the progress of the organization, and its members at the conference.
Daniel said that the national body of the PFN took the stand not to endorse any party or candidate yet, in order not to heat up the system.
According to him, there is a need for Nigerians to elect credible leaders at the 2023 polls.
“As a body, we are still deliberating on the modalities to follow in accepting any of the candidates.
“This position is for the national body and not for the state chapters that can decide for members to vote for a particular candidate favorable to state positions.
“Ours is to ensure that members do what is expected of them civic-wise, for the society to move forward,” he said.
PFN National Administrative Secretary, Pastor Akinola Akinwale, however, said that the body has its members spread across the parties and so would not back any candidate or party.
According to him, it will not be good for the body to pitch its tent on a candidate when many of its members are loyal to other parties.
Akinwale urged Nigerians to vote their conscience at the 2023 polls.