MBAKA Vs OBI: NIGERIANS SLAM MBAKA
Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, a notable minister of the Catholic Church in Enugu State, has been blasted over his proclamation that the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi can never be Nigeria’s President. Nigerians slam mbaka
This proclamation was made at his Adoration Ministry worship centre in Enugu, Nigeria.
Mbaka, who did not mince words, stated that unless God ceases to exist, Obi would never become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He further stated that having an old man as President was preferable to having a “stingy young man. “NIGERIANS SLAM MBAKA; YOU ARE A PROPHET OF DOOM
“A stingy man who cannot give people his money, with this hunger destroying the nation, and you say he is the one you prefer,” he remarked. Do you want to starve to death? Are you people insane? Where is the Holy Spirit?
“It is now that Atiku is seriously contesting for President; now that he is contesting without Peter Obi; it is now that he is serious. NIGERIANS SLAM MBAKA; YOU ARE A PROPHET OF DOOM
“We want somebody serious. Unless Peter kneels, if he becomes president, he will close this ministry. What we are doing is spiritual.
“Listen, a good old man is better than a young wicked man; Peter Obi is going nowhere as far as God lives. If Igbos want a representative, it is not someone like Peter Obi.
“I should not have spoken, but I saw my video everywhere as if Fr. Mbaka wholeheartedly came out and apologized.
“No, I didn’t apologize wholeheartedly, it was out of duress. I had to obey my Bishop. In obedience, I had to; it is not of my volition. I did it because I am a Catholic priest. My Bishop said, “Do it, my own is ‘Yes my Lord’.
“I did not say he (Obi) is a bad man; I said he is a stingy man. A hungry man wants someone generous; the man has so much money, but he is ‘I, me, myself’. But that money will not be useful to him. I am happy now that I have spoken out. That apology is a poisonous curse against Peter Obi.
“If he is wise, he should have come here after that apology to say he is sorry, but he waited. Anybody supporting him is wasting his money, he is going nowhere,” Mbaka added.
Nigerians on Twitter rebuked the clergyman for his remarks, urging him to stay nonpartisan.
A Twitter user, Aji Busu @AfamDeluxo stated, “On the 07/09/2021 His Excellency, Peter Obi gave 100m to Bishop Shanahan Hospital of Nursing and Midwifery, Nsukka, Enugu State,” Aji Busu @AfamDeluxo stated. Yet Fr. Mbaka makes the effort to label Peter Obi as stingy just because Peter Obi refused to be guilt tripped at his church in 2018/2019.”
Another Twitter user, Pooja said, “I’m not a fan of religious men putting their mouths in politics. Though they have the right because of the complex situation in religious matters in Nigeria, they should just stay off it. No one will back Father Mbaka.”
Everest tweeted, “Mbaka is wrong. Peter Obi is a prudent man. Does not believe in wasting public funds. He is not a stingy man. What we need now is a prudent individual. We have a terrible spending problem. Printing money like there’s no tomorrow. Inflation is now at 17.1%. Think am.
Pastor Blessed Uzoho tweeted, “Even Fr Mbaka couldn’t push Peter Obi to do what he doesn’t want to do, even when he told him God was involved and related it with winning election. Peter stood on his principles. SHI SHI we won’t give. His tenacity and articulated saviness is 100%. Competence! #PeterObi4President2023”
Julius Jide added, “Being my pastor, priest, spiritual leader, etc doesn’t necessarily make you smarter than me. I won’t challenge your utterances, but I’ll definitely not believe or do it cos you’re standing on the altar in white. Mbaka is bad news both to Igbos and the Catholic church.”
David Onyemaizu said, “I can only blame whoever takes religious leaders like Father Mbaka seriously. Here was a man who said Buhari is the Messiah of the country. After they stopped greasing his palm, he stopped supporting Buhari. Only a dumb@ss would follow what he says about Peter Obi.”
Kayode Ogundamisi also said, “Rev Fr, Ejike Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka was doing “fyne bara” to @PeterObi and Obi rightly told him ‘Show me a project to develop in your church, I no dey give shi shi”. On this one #IstandwithObi Mbaka’s open solicitations is becoming an embarrassment to Catholics.” NIGERIANS SLAM MBAKA
Daniel tweeted, “Father Mbaka who said “Buhari is God sent”, is now trying so hard to de-market Peter Obi cos Obi didn’t dance to his tune; It’s not surprising though cos he has been using his status to manipulate people & pursue his own self-interest. Mbaka has no credibility at this point.”