Pastor Femi Emmanuel, Director of the National Directorate of Politics and Governance (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria) has reacted to the controversy trailing the memo of the Redeemed Christian Church of God to all its parishes. Find below his response
OUR AGENDA IS NOT PARTISAN
– Pastor Femi Emmanuel
Our attention has been brought to the rumor-making rounds about the RCCG Appointment to interface with the PFN/DPG. Let no one read any negative or ulterior motives to the memo from RCCG. T
his is at our request and it is an answered prayer for us in DPG. This is what we have been asking our GOs to do since. Many more will do so soon as we are in consultation with them.
This appointment of the RCCG is not in support of any political candidate at all. We asked for it. I trust other fathers and leaders of the faith would soon follow suit.
PFN/DPG is still at the level of building a grassroots base. We are still far from presenting candidates. Anyone talking of presenting candidates at this point does not know politics. Politics is at the grassroots. You can’t present candidates when you are not at the grassroots. You are at the back of the fence politically speaking.
Where would you get candidates (WARD OFFICERS) to vote for you at the primaries and party conventions? Is it angels that will vote for you?
I appeal to All our GOs especially those with national spread and others to do what RCCG just did for us and connect their appointed officer to join us in this great effort as RCCG had done. We are eagerly waiting for others to do the same.
I do long write-ups like this because I seek every opportunity to educate the Christian community. You can’t have candidates or vie for Political office if you are not active at the Ward level to elect Ward officers.
Please, please, join us to build the grassroots. Stop making comments in error. Ask from DPG first. Kudos to the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The church deserves our collective commendations.
This historical gesture is of immense encouragement to us so far. We enjoin other leaders to do the same for the sake of our future. Kindly inspire other GOs to do the same.
Pastor Femi Emmanuel
National Directorate of Politics and Governance (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria).