President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke on Monday cautioned the Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdul-Raman Abdulrasaq not to set the country on fire over the hijab crisis currently raging in the state.
Bishop Wale Oke gave the warning in Ibadan while playing host to the Ekiti and Ondo Chapters of the Pentecostal Fellowship led by Bishop Clement Abifade and Bishop Joshua Kolawole Opayinka.
The PFN President maintained that unless the hijab issue was handled with care, it could spark major crisis in the country, adding that most of the nation’s travails, were self-inflicted.
Bishop Wale Oke while advising the Kwara state Governor to avoid playing religious and divisive politics, said, “I am appealing to Your Excellency, Mr Governor, to let the sleeping dog lie. Respect the tradition and feelings of others. Avoid divisive politics that can set this nation on fire”
Emphasizing that no amount of intimidation could cow Christians, the PFN President said, “bring everybody together; don’t force hijab on our people, they won’t back down. Your Excellency, stoop to conquer;stoop for peace,stoop for harmony”
On the degenerating security situation in the country, PFN kicked against the tenure extension of the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and demanded his immediate resignation as the police helmsman in the country.
Bishop Wale Oke decried the attempted assassination of the Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, adding that it showed the level of security degeneration in the country.
“The Inspector General of Police should resign immediately. He has overstayed his welcome. The Federal Government must investigate, arrest and bring to book,all those claiming to be responsible for the attempt on Governor Ortom’s life. This is unacceptable to us at PFN” he said
Bishop Wale Oke added, ” at PFN,we say no to the extension of the Inspector General of Police. This is because, his tenure has witnessed all manner of lawlessness and we see it as a reward for failure if his tenure is extended”
Promising his visitors that with their support and prayers, his leadership at the PFN would not be compromised in any form, he assured that he and his team would further serve God through the assignment at hand.