Vocal Enugu State-based Catholic priest, Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has blamed former president Goodluck Jonathan for the current woes the Nigerian economy is facing.
Mbaka while speaking during his sermon at a holy mass organized to inaugurate the 2016/2017 Legal Year of the Enugu State Judiciary held at his Adoration Ministry in Emene, Enugu State yesterday also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the recent arrest of alleged corrupt Supreme Court judges by security operatives.
According to Mbaka,
“But, the past administration was one of ‘LOOT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.’ Look at a place like the Niger Delta and one of them became president and did nothing for his people and now, you want Buhari to perform magic. But, we are a mono economy and every country depending on oil is suffering the same fate with Nigeria today.
“Buhari is not the cause of hunger in the country; not the cause of starvation in Nigeria. The tap root of Nigeria’s economy has been cut; Buhari is just trying to hold a rolling vehicle; a vehicle that the brakes have been destroyed.
“So, Buhari is not the cause. If Jonathan was the president today, the situation would have been worse.
“Economic recession will not last long; the solution will come in a super natural way. Just like Ebola, we thought everybody would die; where is it now? Recession will go as Ebola has gone. So, all we have to do is to pray for Buhari; he has good agenda but, many around him are planning to pull him down.
“With Buhari’s revolutionary experience going on, I am not saying that all who are accused are guilty but, I am saying that judges ought to remain incorruptible.
“If they are corrupt, they should be arrested and whoever arrests them should be praised. So, if president Buhari has that courage, that lion heart, to touch the tiger’s tail, he is a hero.”