Bishop Dr. Theophilous Taiwo Ajose, state director of the Directorate of Politics and Governance ( PFN Lagos) has reiterated the importance of the involvement of the Church in politics, saying the activities of government also affect the Church.
Bishop Dr. Ajose, who is also the Special Adviser (General Duties) to the Lagos state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in a recent press interview said government belongs to the people and its activities affect the people, including the body of Christ.
His words: “Government belongs to the people and the activities of government affect the people. The people who are members of the Church are members of the society. The activities of government, including government policies and actions also affect the body of Christ,” the cleric stated.
Dr. Ajose, who doubles as zonal deputy director (South West) of the Directorate of Politics and Governance (DPG) of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), said the PFN believes that government was instituted by God and whom he said wants only the righteous to rule so that the people can rejoice. He pointed that the Church has divine responsibility to be involved in the political affairs of Nigeria.
“The church has divine responsibility to get involved in the political affairs of the country. The church constitutes the majority of voters in this country. So, we have the divine mandate to take care of that aspect of the Church. The PFN is an arm of CAN among other arms. We come together under CAN to make decision” he said.
Meanwhile, Bishop Ajose has released to Christian Benefits the list of appointment of DPG coordinators in all the wards, local government/local community development areas and senatorial districts of Lagos state for the coordination, sensitization, enlightenment and mobilization of churches and Christians in Lagos state ahead of the 2023 general elections cross the nation, including Lagos state.
Ajose, who is Lagos state director of the DPG, also shared with the magazine the Lagos DPG’s guidelines for the creation of whatsApp platforms for all the senatorial, local government/local community development areas of DPG in the state. In the release obtained by Christian Benefits, the following guidelines are stated by the Lagos PFN’s Directorate of Politics and Governance (DPG):
GUIDELINES FOR CREATING WHATSAPP PLATFORMS BY SENATORIAL AND LG/LCDA DPG
- All Senatorial and LG/LCDA DPG are hereby directed to open a WhatsApp Group for their Senatorial Districts and LGs/LCDAs
- The name of the platform should be in this format*:
- A) For Senatorial:
PFN DPG LAGOS LAGOS WEST or
PFN DPG LAGOS LAGOS CENTRAL, etc.
- B) For LG/LCDAs:
PFN DPGLAGOS ALIMOSHO LG or
PFN DPG LAGOS IKEJA etc
3) For Wards:
PFN DPGLAGOS Ikeja Ward A or
PFN DPG LAGOS Shomolu Ward B2
- PLATFORM MEMBERSHIP and ADMINISTRATION
The membership and administration of various levels are as follows:
(Anyone who is not in any of the membership list should not be included on the platform without express approval by the State DPG)
1). The Senatorial Coordinator.
2.)The Senatorial Working Committee
3) The LG/LCDAs Coordinators
1). The LG/LCDA Coordinator.
2.)The LG/LCDA Working Committee
3) The Ward Coordinators
1). The Ward Coordinator.
2.)The Ward Working Committee
3) The Church Officers of Politics (COP)