By Ilam Patricia
Arrangements are in top gear by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN and the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria CPFN, to engage candidates running for the Cross River governorship in a town hall meeting.
The two religious blocks in a joint statement made available to CrossRiverWatch, said the engagement will avail them the opportunity to decide which of the candidates to support, after listening to them.
The statement signed by Dr. Lawrence Ekwok, Chairman PFN in Cross River state and Head of the CPFN/ PFN bloc in the State, read in part:
“This is to formally let all our leaders and other stakeholders know that arrangements have been concluded to hold a joint Town Hall Meeting of the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, CPFN (the umbrella body of all Apostolic Churches in Nigeria) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN (the umbrella body of all Pentecostal churches in the Nigeria), with all governorship candidates seeking to become governor of Cross River State from May 2019.
“The Town Hall Meeting which is scheduled to hold in Calabar on Sunday February 3, 2019 at 3pm, will provide the governorship candidates the opportunity to address about five hundred key leaders and pastors drawn from the two bodies that form the bloc.
“The governorship candidates will also be expected to answer questions regarding their ambitions.
“The purpose of the Town Hall Meeting is to provide the CPFN/ PFN bloc the opportunity to decide which candidate to support after listening to all of them.”
The statement added that a minimum of ten delegates will be drawn from each of the 18 Local government Areas of the state to join other key leaders and pastors in the state capital to attend the Town Hall Meeting.
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