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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has stressed that Christians who do not have their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) might be denied access to the church premises from June 26.

PFN President, Bishop Wale Oke, also noted that they will be denied access to Holy Communion as he seeks to galvanise Christians to join the electoral process in 2023.

Oke added that Pentecostal Christians will vote massively against any political party that presents a Muslim-Muslim ticket for 2023.

Speaking after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos, Oke said PFN is against Muslim-Muslim ticket because “it is against the principles of fairness, balance, equity and justice.”

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He said members will be asked to show their PVCs in all churches to gain access and partake in Holy Communion.

Bishop Wale Oke, the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Muslim-Muslim

Bishop Wale Oke, the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria

According to him, the idea is to mobilise those who don’t have PVCs to register towards delivering “block Christian votes against any party that presents the Muslim-Muslim ticket.”

He said Pentecostal Christians will also intercede for Nigeria on June 26 because ”prayer remains our biggest weapon for God to rescue the nation.”

Oke stated PFN leaders will meet after June 26 to take a definite position on how Christians should vote in 2023.

He however stated the body will engage all the political parties with a view to hearing their programmes and manifestos for possible support ahead of 2023.

According to him: “Muslim-Muslim ticket means over 54 per cent of the population will be marginalised and shut out. If the party doesn’t listen to us, then they will meet up at the polls.”

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He explained that Pentecostal churches across the nation have picked Sunday June 26 as PVC day to mobilise members to register for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

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