Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PFN Plots Rejection of Corrupt Politicians in 2011

Ahead of the 2011 general elections, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is assembling some 15,000 youth leaders from across the country to sensitize them on their expected roles of working against voting for corrupt politicians in the 2011 general election.

The delegates are expected to mobilize other youths from the 36 states to register when INEC begins the revalidation exercise, and to also prepare their mind on the qualities of candidates they should support.

According to the PFN national youth president, Dr Abel Damina who is the organizer of the summit, the ultimate aim is to mobilize up to 50 million youths to resist election rigging and all forms of electoral vices during future elections.

Dr Damina said in a statement on 21st April: “We have to be involved in how our leaders are chosen. The process begins with the registration of voters. So, we will get the youths to register and be ready to vote. We also want to sensitize them on the virtues of character building; they should no more allow themselves to be used as thugs during elections.

Also in a similar vein, the top echelon of the Christian community in the country is organizing all-night prayer meetings for the liberation of Nigeria at all state capitals at dates to be announced soon. These would be preceded by regional all-night meetings at Port Harcourt (May 14), Abuja (May 21st) and Lagos (May 28th). Watch out for the announcements and plan to participate fully.

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