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PFN election: I did not participate — Rev Kasali

The Senior Pastor, Foundation of Truth Assembly, Rev. Yomi Kasali on Wednesday said he did not participate in the just concluded election of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Lagos State Chapter as widely reported.

Rev. Kasali made this known in a news conference at his church in Surulere, Lagos.

He said he never participated in the just concluded PFN election as reported by some online publications.

“This is a response to an online publication about the just concluded PFN election for Lagos State.

“The online publication said I participated in that election that took place on Monday, February 5th.

“This news conference is just to state the fact that I did not participate in that election as the online publication stated that my name was on the ballot,” he said.

Kasali who said that his name which was on ballot could be either an error or mischievously, added that he chose the latter because of what transpired on Jan. 29.

“Before the election, I got a call from the South West Vice President of PFN, His Grace, Archbishop John Osa-Oni.

“He asked me if I was available to attend the PFN meeting scheduled for Feb. 5.

“I asked him what for and he said it was an election that my name had been nominated to be the chairman of Lagos state PFN and he would like me to come and participate in an election process.

“My response after I thought about it was that I was not interested, hence, I declined,” he said.

He added that he did not believe in elections rather in consultations for that sacred office because it was a call to service.

“The reason why I declined is that it is an election. I did not decline to serve the body of Christ if they would like us to serve, I declined because of the process.

“This was how everything went until when the election was held and he told them that I declined but why is my name on the ballot?

“I called Rev Toyin Kehinde to congratulate him but he didn’t pick up, we thereafter exchanged text messages on the same.

“I am still part of the PFN family and we will do our bit as a church in our own little way”, he said.

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