With the PFN bloc (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria) capturing the keenly-contested presidency of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), northern Christian brothers can look forward to more sympathetic attention and quicker responses from the national umbrella body than they have gotten in the past. Apparently frustrated at the limited interests previous CAN leaderships have shown to the peculiar situation in Northern Nigeria (in the name of Political Correctness) the perennially persecuted and marginalized brethren from that region drafted the indefatigable president of the PFN, Pastor Ayo Oritsajefor, into the race for CAN presidency. He “won” by a significant majority.
With this development, the published agenda of the PFN to become more involved in endorsing and probably sponsoring candidates for the next year’s crucial elections is likely to now receive more attention in CAN circles. All these can only be good news in this year of Jubillee!
Church Arise! believes that Pastor Ayo Oritsajafor is up to the task, and wishes him God speed and guidance and protection. However, we hope that as Pastor Oritsajefor steps up to a more political and diplomatic terrain, the PFN will be able to still maintain her unique identity and mission. In other words, as Pastor Ayo goes to his new assisgnment with PFNs prayers, it is important that the PFN does not go with him to CAN!