BY SUNNY DAVID
The umbrella body of Pentecostal Churches in Anambra state under the aegis of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, has warned the governorship candidates in the November 6 governorship election not to attempt to rig the poll.
They said any attempt by any of them to rig poll would result to generational curse on them, advising them to ensure free and credible poll.
Bishop Moses Ezedebego stated this at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra state capital.
He said although PFN has not endorsed any candidate for the election, Pentecostals all over the state have been put on notice to vote for the best candidate.
While congratulating the candidates that emerged from the primaries conducted by the various political parties, he urged them to carry out their campaigns without violence.
“We are calling on all the voters to guard their votes after voting and resist any form of rigging in the coming election. Any money gotten to rig election is blood money and will bring generational curses to the people involved.
“Let the candidates engage in issue -based campaigns since election is not a do or die affair. We also ask our youths not to allow any candidate to use them during the campaigns and elections day proper to foment trouble.
“We have mobilized our teeming members in the state to arm themselves with voters’ card to vote the candidate of their choice on November 6.
“We have also emphasized that Anambra state needs a God-fearing man, a good manager of resources, a man of impeccable character and humanity.
“We need a governor for everybody; someone that will carry everybody along and we are praying for the right candidate to take over Anambra state on November 6, 2021.”
The PFN leadership also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to be an impartial umpire by giving all the candidates equal and level- playing ground during the exercise.
He explained that PFN has set up good governance committee headed by Dr. Amaechi Nwachukwu, to help galvanize and ensure good representation of the people in governance, describing PFN as an organized body of different mega churches with one central leadership in the state that encourages good governance, religious tolerance and the unity of the body of Christ.
He said that PFN would organize prayer rally in Anambra State next month to showcase and strengthen the unity of the body of Christ, pray for the nation and the coming election in the state.