By Ayo Kehinde
Father Mbaka with President Buhari when the going was good
Popular Catholic cleric, Father Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, who called President Mohammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached by federal lawmakers for performing woefully in government has been knocked by the Presidency for his scathing comments.
The Presidency said the cleric demanded Buhari;s resignation because he could not get contract form the government.
He also warned members of the National Assembly that if they fail to impeach President Buhari and “they begin to fight Father Mbaka, something worse than what they ever imagined will befall them.”
According to Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media in a statement,
“Father Mbaka had asked for contracts as compensation for his support for Buhari’s election when he visited the president. 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.”