By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The new President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and the Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Bishop Francis Wale Oke has asked the church to rise up and pray for Nigeria to regain its lost glory.
Bishop Wale Oke stated this in Ibadan on Monday while playing host, to the Oyo State Chapter of the PFN led by its Chairman, Rev Samson Ajetunmobi who had come to felicitate with him on his election.
The PFN President declared that with present worrisome state of Nigeria which makes it to be at a crossroad, the time has come for the church to fill in the gap through constructive engagements and prayers for the country .
Bishop Wale Oke who identified insecurity, corruption, marginalisation among other ills bedevilling the nation, lamented that both the military and the political class had failed the nation and its people hence the need for the church to fill the gap.
Emphasizing that though the PFN was not a political organisation, he stressed that Christians should not lose their guards in the task ahead, saying, “more than ever before, the nation and the church need prayers”
Bishop Wale Oke then called for cooperation among Christian bodies in the country for him and his team to succeed, promising to justify the confidence reposed in him as manifested in his election.
Oyo state PFN Chairman, Rev Ajetumobi while describing Bishop Wale Oke’s emergence as the 7th President of the body as significant lamented the deplorable situation in the country, urged Bishop Wale Oke and his team to always speak up for the people and the nation.
“Sir, the situation in our country is disturbing. As such, we urge you to always speak up against injustice, marginalisation and insecurity, among others. currently assailing our land”
The chapter pledged its loyalty to the new PFN President, assuring him of an unflinching support at all times.