The Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has said politicians kicking against zoning does not mean well to the country.
They communicated this in a statement signed by the Enugu State leader, Bishop Godwin Madu.
Madu said to avoid chaos in the country, there is a need to zone the country and various States and should be respected.
The statement partly read, “We already have so many problems, especially insecurity, which is ravaging all parts of the country.
“Many roads in the country are now inaccessible due to bandits’ activities, with several communities displaced by bandits and terrorists.
“One, therefore, wonders how the election will be held, with the situation almost overwhelming security agencies.
“This is why we are demanding that efforts be made to calm the tensed political tension in the country and the various States. The first step is to respect the zoning arrangement by allowing a Southerner, especially someone from the South-East, to produce the next president.”
It added, “This is the only roadmap towards lasting peace in the country, but politicians who don’t mean well for the country are against zoning.
“Similarly, in Enugu and some other States where there is zoning, it should also be respected.
“It is only when there is peace and justice that there can be security and progress.
“All the aspirants must play by the rules because Nigeria must first exist before they talk of who will be president.”
The Church leader called Christians to ensure that they got their Permanent Voter’s Card.
“Elections are not won on social media,” he said, adding that “every well-meaning Nigerian should go and obtain PVC instead of sitting in the comfort zone of their rooms to complain of bad leadership.”
Madu further called on Christians to be prayerful as it warned that the 2023 general election was under threat. He warned that “the danger signals must not be ignored. There is currently all manner of threats against the corporate existence of Nigeria, but with prayer, we shall prevail.”