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Pfn Drags El-rufai To Court Over Preaching Regulating Bill

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 02, (THEWILL) – The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has instituted a case before Justice Hajara Gwadah of Kaduna State High Court against Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, over the controversial preaching bill.

PFN asked the court to declare as null and void the bill which is before the Kaduna State House of Assembly seeking to strengthen a moribund 1984 Kaduna State law that regulates preaching in the state.

The case, filed by President of PFN, Professor (Rev) Femi Ehinmidu, through the Counsel of PFN, Sunday Akani, joined the Kaduna State House of Assembly and the Attorney General of the state in the suit.

According to the Court details, PFN is seeking the enforcement of its fundamental rights as guaranteed under Sections 38(1), 39(1), 40(1), and 42(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and under the African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights.

The body which comprises of all Pentecostal churches wants the courts to declare that the preaching Bill is a violation of the applicant's fundamental rights of freedom of religion, association and discriminatory as guaranteed by Constitution.

Story by Oputah David