Reno Omokri, on behalf of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media workplace, has written Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, reporting Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka to management of the church.
Recall that Rev. Mbaka had final week requested President Muhammadu Buhari to resign forthwith or be impeached by the Home of representatives.
In response, the Presidency, by way of Garba Shehu, a senior particular assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, accused the revered priest of constructing the decision now as a result of he was refused a contract by Buhari.
The clergyman is but to immediately reply to the allegations made by the President’s spokesman.
However a few of his associates have challenged Garba Shehu to answer to the priest’s feedback on Buhari and the insecurity in Nigeria.
In response to them, the allegation of contract request made by the Presidency towards the cleric doesn’t maintain water and has nothing to do with the issues raised.
In a joint assertion by Chris Aniagu, Hillary Ugonna, Ugwu Victoria, amongst others, Mbaka’s allies stated Nigerians aren’t new to claims towards Mbaka from the corridors of energy.
And Omokri, in a replica of the letter he made out there to DAILY POST on Sunday, accused the Enugu-based Catholic Priest of getting left the calling he took holy oaths to abide by, to dabble disastrously in politics.
The previous presidential aide known as on His Holiness, the Pope, to analyze Rev. Mbaka and take acceptable motion towards the minister to make sure that there’s self-discipline inside the Church in Nigeria.
The letter he signed on behalf of the media workplace of the previous President, added, “Chances are you’ll or could not have heard of a sure Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest in Enugu, Nigeria, who has left the calling he took holy oaths to abide by, to dabble disastrously in politics.
Omokri recalled that between 2015-2016, Mbaka made public pronouncements (Prophecies) which amongst them have been that God had revealed to him that He was displeased with then President Goodluck Jonathan.
Omokri additionally recalled that Mbaka had stated that God had revealed to him that Buhari was the best man to take over because the then subsequent President of the nation.
“He additionally within the yr 2015 made false allegations towards Mr. Jonathan, to the impact that Mr. Jonathan and his spouse, Dame Endurance Jonathan, wished to assassinate him,” Omokri added.
“That I’m keen to make an oath on a sworn affidavit that that allegation is fake, and that on the materials time when he made that allegation, I known as on Reverend Mbaka to substantiate them with evidentiary proof, of which he by no means did.
“That once more in 2019, after Nigerians had gone by way of a lot hardship beneath the stated Main Normal Buhari, a person of very robust non secular bias, Reverend Mbaka made pronouncements to the impact that Nigerians ought to proceed with Buhari, after he had publicly humiliated a fellow Catholic, Peter Obi, on December 3, 2019, for failing to make a public donation, and known as him “stingy” and stated “the way in which you and Atiku are transferring will finish in disgrace.”
“It must be famous that Father Mbaka’s actions go towards 2 Corinthians 9:7:
‘Every of you need to give what you’ve got determined in your coronary heart to provide, not reluctantly or beneath compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’
“After which when Father Mbaka made a volte face on April 29, 2021, asking his former pal, and now President Buhari, to resign, the President’s spokesmen revealed the following day that Reverend Mbaka had requested for contracts as pecuniary compensation for his assist for Mr. Buhari, and when this was not acceded to, he went rogue.
“Your Holiness, By advantage of the Public Procurement Act of 2007, it’s a prison offence to demand and get a authorities contract with out an open public and clear tender. To legally get a contract in Nigeria, you will need to tender publicly, and the federal government should settle for the bottom bid. Something in need of that’s not simply prison, it’s also unethical and unbecoming of a Catholic priest.
“Within the opinion of many Nigerians, Reverend Father Mbaka has introduced the Catholic Church into disrepute, and undermined the religion of the trustworthy, by his conduct.
“I due to this fact name on Your Holiness to analyze this matter, and take correct measures to make sure that there’s self-discipline inside the Catholic Church in Nigeria.”
Amongst different issues, Rev. Mbaka, the Religious Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, hinged his name for the impeachment of Buhari on the excessive degree of insecurity across the nation.
In response to the cleric and gospel singer, stated the President has failed the residents woefully, demanding his quick resignation.
Addressing his congregants on the Adoration Floor, Mbaka, who prophesied Buhari’s victory over Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, puzzled how Buhari has maintained grave silence within the face of every day killings, kidnappings and different unspeakable crimes by herdsmen, bandits, Boko Haram and ‘unknown gunmen’.
Amongst varied reactions which have greeted Mbaka’s outburst and Presidency’s response is that of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, who on the weekend described the cleric as a sufferer use and dump.