The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has urged the federal government to engage genuine agitators in dialogue rather than bullying them.
The group also tasked the federal government with addressing insecurity in various parts of the country, citing events in the country as the catalyst for ethnic nationalist agitation.
The group’s Anambra State chapter, led by Bishop Moses Ezedebego, made the announcement on Monday at a press conference in Awka, Anambra State.
He expressed concern about the country’s agitations and insecurity. They urged the federal government to wake up and work hard to protect the people while also restoring their faith in the country.
“The Federal Government should address agitations and insecurity in the country with purpose. The government should not bully and suppress legitimate protests, but should instead humbly listen and dialogue when necessary.
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“We believe the greatest challenge we face in the country is massive systemic corruption, which the government has woefully failed to address,” Ezedebego said.
While congratulating the candidates of various political parties on their victory in the upcoming Anambra governorship election, the group said it has established a ‘PFN for Good Governance Committee’ to ensure that the group’s interests are represented in government.
“One of us, Dr. Amaechi Nwachukwu, is the chairman of that committee. PFN wants to make sure that whoever becomes governor of this state is a god-fearing man or woman who will put the state’s interests first.
“PFN is the umbrella body for all Pentecostal churches in the country, and we have a large membership, so whoever becomes governor of Anambra State will not be able to ignore us,” he said.