Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has alleged that Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, is bitter because the president refused to give him contract.
The statement came in a reaction to Mbaka’s call for Buhari’s resignation or impeachment by the National Assembly following wide spread killings in the country and Buhari’s loud silence.
Shehu alleged that Mbaka once brought three contractors to the president but Buhari insisted that due process must be followed.
“Father Mbaka is everything apart form what he claims to be… an outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached,” Shehu said.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”
Also, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) threatened to expose Mbaka and report him to the Pope.
The APC in a statement by Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary, cautioned Mbaka to stop his reckless comments that could cause political instability in Nigeria.
“It is unfortunate that a man of God who is supposed to deploy all known spiritual means of averting crisis is rather threatening a democratically elected government for his own personal benefits, while pretending to be speaking for the people.
“We are calling on Father Mbaka to concentrate on his spiritual calling and stop speaking like politicians, who it is obvious has been dining and wining with.
“If Mbaka has found another political ally, it is better to leave a political message for politicians.
“Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resign or be impeached because of the current challenges is ungodly.
“Father Mbaka should not, however, take his luck too far because there is a lot to tell the Vatican and the Pope about his person and his sources of inspiration,” Nabena stated.
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