It has been revealed that the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) is currently shopping for a candidate to occupy the president’s position as the tenure of the incumbent, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, will expire in February 2013.
In 2010, Pastor Oritsejafor had indicated his intention to relinquish his position as PFN president owing to increased activities and commitments, as the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria, but he was asked to complete his tenure to promote unity within the body.
Now, with his tenure gradually coming to an end, and his desire not to seek re-election, the coast is clear for interested candidates to express their interest and present their unique selling points to get what is considered as the most influential position in the Pentecostal movement.
According to the Saturday PUNCH, a document made available by a reliable PFN source, said that Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Pastor Wale Oke, Rev Felix Omobude were among the frontrunners for the position. Election into the soon-to-be-vacant seat is scheduled to hold in February.