Chris Okotie, senior pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, has rejected the emergence of another pastor, Wale Oke, as president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Oke, who is presiding bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, was unanimously elected the Christian body’s new president for a four-year tenure.
In his comment, Okotie described the association as “a clannish religious enterprise”.
“PFN … is akin to an amorphous political entity with a Christian silhouette,” said Okotie in a statement released by his media adviser Ladi Ayodeji.
Okotie said the leadership of the church is by divine appointment, “not the whims and caprices of a disjointed assemblage of Episcopalian pacifists.”
Oke takes over from Felix Omobude, general overseer of the New Gospel Light International Ministries.
Meanwhile, there has been no official response from the Christian association.