The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has described the uproar trailing the creation of the Directorate of Politics and Governance by the Redeemed Christain Church of God as an attempt to divide Christians.
PFN Deputy-Director, Directorate of Politics and Governance, in Ogun State, Kolade Segun-Okeowo, made this known in a statement.
According to him, PFN supports the idea that member churches should create politics units to encourage believers to actively participate in the democratic process.
Segun-Okeowo said the backlash from politicians on RCCG’s politics directorate was expected as persons with interest in 2023 “might begin to exhibit unnecessary jittery over such moves by a church that is seen to be a home base for The Vice President.”
He said those saying the church should not encourage members to get involved in the democratic process were making “a dead assertion that no one should make again.”
The official maintained that the church, being an integral part of the society, “has got more than enough reasons to get involved in the process that governs the society it has contributed so much to build.”
The PFN statement insisted that RCCG’s creation of the directorate was for active political participation and not to promote an individual’s political aspirations.