*says his choice is divine
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday congratulated the President and Founder of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries International, Bishop Francis Wale Oke on his emergence as the seventh President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
In a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, (CPS) ,Mr Taiwo Adisa made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the governor stated that the choice of Bishop Wale Oke ” to lead the PFN at this time, is a step in the direction and a good development for the Christian fold.”According to Governor Makinde, “PFN would experience tremendous progress under the Bishop Oke’s leadership.saying, “the emergence of my father in the Lord and one of the servants of God I have great regards for, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, as the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is a good news.”
“For anyone who knows Bishop Oke, his principles and strong belief in excellence, his selfless spirit and above all, his deep sense of patriotism, his choice to lead PFN at this trying times in the life of the nation is divine. I congratulate the revered Man of God and the Pentecostal Fellowship on this development and I pray that Christ will continue to move the fellowship forward.” he said
Governor Makinde stressed that Oyo state government under his watch “remains ever ready to support Bishop Oke, a patriotic indigene of the state as well as all religious leaders, because the administration believes strongly that prayer remains the greatest key to its success.”
He then charged the new PFN President to lead a strong charge in prayers for the country, stating that the efficacy of prayers cannot be wished away at this time in the life of the nation.