The presidency has alleged that Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka’s recent outburst over the worsening insecurity in the country was a reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to give him contracts as compensation for supporting the president.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu made this claim in a statement on Friday.
TheFact Nigeria recalled that the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), has in his sermon at his adoration ground said that God is angry with President Buhari and told him to resign or be impeached by National Assembly.
Mbaka said it is wrong for Buhari to “maintain grave silence” despite the widespread killings in the country.
“I know people will say, Mbaka did you not pray for Buhari, did Samuel not anoint Saul? What are you talking about? Am I the creator of Buhari? God created him, Nigerians trusted him because he has done well sometime ago but now how can people just be dying.
Reacting to this, the presidency said that Fr. Mbaka had approached the President for contract and that request was not granted.
The statement which was titled, “Father Mbaka is everything apart from what he claims” reads:
“An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage, will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
”Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”