REVEREND Father Ejike Mbaka, a controversial Catholic cleric, has blamed two governors and a Bishop over that the attempt to get Bishop Callistus Onaga to shut down the Adoration Ministry.
Mbaka made the revelation when he addressed worshippers at his adoration ministry who protested at the residence of the Bishop in Enugu, on Wednesday, May 5, when his whereabouts could not be established.
The cleric, who was declared missing early Wednesday was hurriedly released to stop the protest from escalating as thousand of worshippers in his ministry in different groups besieged the residence of Bishop Onaga at Igboeze Street, Independence Layout, Enugu just as an attempt was made to raze down the Holy Ghost Catholic Cathedral.
The Adoration faithful took to the street demanding Mbaka’s release when it became clear that the priest would not turn up for the Wednesday ‘e no dey again’ program at the Emene Adoration ground.
Mbaka, who is the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, told his members that he was not arrested or detained by security agents but was invited to a meeting with the Bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, where he was ordered to vacate the adoration ground and remain silent for 30 days.
He said that he was surprised to see other persons at the meeting which he thought was only between him and the Bishop.
According to him, “They ordered me to leave the Adoration Ground for 30 days. To be silent for 30 days and to leave Enugu. Their plan was to even send me to Rome after 30 days.
“I asked them why I am being punished. They cannot tell me who to bless. They are angry that I blessed Nnamdi Kanu. I am a priest of God and nobody can tell me who to bless. Is it your blessing? Are you the one giving him life? Are you the one giving him life? Go and take away God’s blessings from him.
“If you said I spoke against the government, is there no insecurity in the country? Are they angry that I said the government should provide jobs for the youths? I am a priest of God and I will continue to bless and speak the truth.
“I saw the implication of keeping me there. I told them that my people will look for me if they don’t allow me to attend today’s program (E no dey again).
“What would have happened if I had left Enugu as they instructed? We are a people of peace so I want you all to be peaceful. We will meet here again on Sunday God willing.”
Realnews reports that Mbaka had urged Buhari to resign or be impeached because of his inability to curb insecurity, unemployment, and corruption in the country. These are the promises Buhari made that he will fulfill when he was campaigning to be president of Nigeria. But since he assumed office in 2015 and after his re-election, insecurity has escalated with many Nigerians being killed on a daily basis.
– MAY 06, 2021 @ 14:59 GM