Catholic priest, and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has denied asking anyone to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general elections, News Desk Paper reports.
He claimed that he only declared a revelation he received, about Buhari becoming President in 2015.
Mbaka who said this in his 2022 new year message also raised an alarm of a plot to kill him after a row with the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in May last year.
This came after the Catholic Priest who was known as an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, asked the President to resign or be impeached for “bad governance”.
In response, the Presidency alleged that Mbaka was angry because his request for government contracts was rebuffed.
Giving his new year message, Mbaka recounted how he was asked to shut down his Adoration ministry in Enugu for one-month and embark on a retreat by Catholic Bishop of the Enugu Diocese, Callistus Onaga who cautioned him against meddling in politics.
Addressing his followers on New Year Day, Mbaka said;
You know they gave me order (at the time) not to come here (Adoration Ground) again till 30 days. Somebody that was summoned to a meeting,” he said.
“It was the meeting I went for, but I didn’t know it was a panel. It was in that panel that they gave me an order not to conduct adoration again until 30 days and that I won’t enter my house until 30 days.
“I was asked to just move somewhere else other than Adoration ground or my house.”
He claimed that he obeyed the Bishop’s order, but that the Holy Spirit ministered to him that he should not park “anywhere”.
“I didn’t know I was being tracked that night. Before the next day you people started searching for me.
“Their plan was to capture me that night and drag me to Cubana (Hotel) and take me to Mobil where prostitutes stay and then take me around (there) and then, show video of me in the place (Brothel) so that people would ask what Mbaka was searching for in brothel.
“Then, they will again, drag me to Igboeze, another spot for Prostitutes. That’s where they planned to naked themselves, not me. So, then people would begin to ask what I am doing naked in prostitutes’ spot. Then, they will take me to Abuja and the story will be much, they will kill themselves, not me.”
Speaking further, Mbaka said he has reviewed his initial apology to the church leadership and realised it was people who treated him badly that ought to apologise to him.
The Catholic Priest warned people fighting his ministry to steer clear of it.
Mbaka who also maintained that he has never spoken ill of the Bishop in the Adoration ground, stated that he takes him as a father and should also be taken as a son.
Speaking on Buhari’s presidency, Mbaka said;
“When I was saying that Buhari would be President, there was nobody I told to vote Buhari.
“People were quoting me out of context. I said it was revealed to me that Buhari would be President (in 2015), does that mean I said you should vote him? It is vision, but I said if he begins to mess up, that I will attack him. It is in the tape. And he messed up and I started attacking him.”