PFN Sets Records Straight, Debunks Erroneous Reports
The office of the National President,Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has refuted a claim by an online news medium alleging that the President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke made derogatory remarks about CAN and that he was trying to polarize the Lagos Chapter.
According to PFN, the attention of the leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has been drawn to a recent online newspaper report, circulating regarding the statement made by the PFN President at the PFN Lagos Chapter meeting held yesterday in Lagos.
In the said report, it was alleged that the President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke made derogatory remarks about CAN and that he was trying to polarize the Lagos Chapter.
“We wish to state that the leadership of PFN is unequivocally committed to setting the records straight and hereby refute these claims as baseless and out of context.
“The reported statement, suggesting that the President of PFN referred to CAN as “inconsequential” and demanded submission, is not only false but also damaging to the collective mission of both PFN and CAN as Christian organizations. It is crucial to clarify that our fellowship has always prioritized unity, respect, and collaboration among all Christian organizations, regardless of their size or prominence.
“The PFN understands the importance of discerning fact from fiction, in an age where misinformation and false claims abound. It is regrettable however that there are those who seek to sow discord for their own gain by spreading such falsehoods.
“The PFN and its entire membership stand united in debunking this erroneous report and urge all believers to remain focused on our critical mission of spreading the message of Jesus Christ’s love and redemption to the world.
“It is worthy to note, that PFN is an integral part of CAN as it is affiliated to CAN in the CPFN/PFN Bloc where the current PFN President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, incidentally, is the National Leader.
“PFN participates in every activity of CAN, such as the President – In- Council, The National Executive Council, The General Assembly. PFN had also at various times had the honour of producing Bishop Mike Okonkwo as CAN National Vice-President and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, as CAN National President.
“These are among other PFN contributions to the evolution and history of Christian ecumenism, under which all Christians in Nigeria formidably unite.
“The PFN appreciates the efforts of the Nigerian media in contributing their quota to the development of our nation despite harrowing challenges they are faced with. We however urge them to shun sensationalism in their news report and carry out their dignified profession with every sense of responsibility, fairness and justice ,which embodies the ethics of their profession.” PFN stated.