Father Ejike Mbaka is known for his Adoration Ministries’ prayer programmes. The Enugu State-based Catholic priest is also popular for his pin-point prophesies and pointblank warnings to faltering politicians and the upper class in society.
Last week, Father Mbaka’s message to Buhari (read here) – where the vocal clergyman reminded president Buhari that he would be kicked out in 2019 if Nigeria’s current economic woes persist – went viral. Now, Mbaka is claiming that he did not attack Buhari, stating rather that he was merely stating the obvious happenings around the country.
A statement released by Mbaka’s media aide Maximus Ugwuoke today read:
“Fr. Mbaka merely reinstated the obvious sufferings that Nigerian are facing (which even the President himself had at points acknowledged and sued for patience and perseverance) and advised the President on the ways to tackle it, that is, by engaging economic gurus and listening to good advisers.
“Fr. Mbaka equally advised the President on being careful about how he appoints people to prominent positions, so that no region will appear marginalised, as happened in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation board and charged the President to make sure that those around him are not misguiding him.
“He advised the President on human empowerment and making sure that those who worked for him (Buhari) during the election ought to be empowered – as one good turn deserves another.”
“He pleaded the President to begin a war against hunger, as many are dying hopelessly. He stressed that if the hunger, anger and danger continue, Nigerians may not vote for him again, as they would mistake him for the cause of these maladies while in fact he is a solution.”