The Osun State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Olasunmbo Ige has said that the state branch of the Fellowship did not collect any money from government of the state for the purpose of the last gubernatorial election in the state.
He made the declaration at a meeting of all the chapters of the body in the South West geo-political zone; which held in Oshogbo, Osun State on Monday.
“We want to categorically state that we did not collect money from the Osun State government because we don’t joke with our integrity. We are committed to the message of the Cross and we will not allow anybody to drag our name in the mud,” Ige said.
Speaking earlier, the cleric urged members of the body to return to the message of the second coming of Christ said.
The meeting, which had in attendance about 50 delegates from across states in the South West discussed issues concerning the body and how it could be relevant to nation building.
The national vice chairman South West PFN, Bishop Reuben Oke enjoined members of the PFN to come together and work towards the progress of the country and indeed the Church.
Oke noted that the PFN cannot make any impact if there is disunity among members, noting that the success of the Church lies in the co-operation of all members of the body.
“Our strength lies in the unity of purpose and co-operation among ourselves. We cannot overemphasise the unity of the body.”
He also noted that the year 2015 is a crucial year for the country. “We are in a strategic period in the history of our country. This is the time for us to close ranks and come together with a heart of oneness. This is the time for us to build our nation and work towards the progress of the church and Nigerians in general”
The chairman of the Lagos chapter, Bishop Sola Ore who also spoke at the meeting, urged the leadership of the PFN to begin to focus on grassroots pastors whom, he noted, have been very active in the PFN.
“There is a need to begin to look at how the PFN can be a blessing to churches that are small and growing so that they will be encouraged to continue to participate in the activities of the body.
“Many members of the PFN want to know how the Fellowship will be a blessing to them. That is what we should be working on in the years to come,” he said.