Prominent Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has responded to the allegations by the presidency that he is attacking President Muhammadu Buhari because he requested contracts and was rebuffed.
Although, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, admitted that he truly brought three contractors to FG, he however said it is childish and laughable that presidency would say that it was the basis of his speaking out against Buhari’s government.
In his Sunday sermon, Mbaka said, “When they talk about giving Fr Mbaka contracts, I don’t want to talk about that because it is a laughable, childish accusation. Whoever is saying that is a shame to himself and shame to the people he is representing.”
“I’m not here to defend any allegation, but the three men he mentioned are people that could have handled the nation’s insecurity. This was during Buhari’s first term and these men told them they can help conquer insecurity.”
Speaking further, he added; “These men had the platform to end insecurity within one month. This was under Abba Kyari. I just handed them over to government.”
Mbaka said, “They only asked me to help them reach government and offered to help insecurity, revive the nation’s economy through putting an end to theft of crude oil and providing employment.”
“Anyone who says the truth is branded a terrorist.
“Are those given contracts better than me? They have shown that they don’t have a reward mechanism.
“The last person this administration should fight is Fr Mbaka.” He added.
Recall that Mbaka, during worship on Wednesday evening in Enugu, had called for the impeachment or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari sequel to the escalating widespread insecurity situation in the country.
However, the face-off got messier on Friday, after the presidency made shocking revealation about what transpired between the priest and the president in the past.
The presidency alleged that the Catholic priest was unhappy with Buhari’s government because the President refused to give contracts to three men he brought to President Buhari.
Consequently, diverse reactions have continued to trail the development, with many expressing shock at the revealation.
Meanwhile, the priest also urged those who are planning to report him to the pope to do so quickly because it would be an elevation for him, saying the pope would even love to hear that he’s speaking out against bad governance.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, and a former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, had threatened to report Mbaka to the pope over the allegations.