CONTROVERSIAL clergyman Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka has hit back at critics lambasting him for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigeria’s growing insecurity warning that the anger of heaven will descend on those attacking him.
Reverend Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, achieved national fame in 2014 when during a Christmas mass he predicted impending doom for the then President Goodluck Jonathan. He initially supported President Muhammadu Buhari but since then, however, he has become a fierce critic of the government, accusing it of betraying the hope a lot of Nigerians had in it.
Last week, Reverend Mbaka called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because God is angry with him over the widespread killing of innocent people across Nigeria. In a swift response, presidency officials said Reverend Mbaka should be ignored because he is a contractor who is only unhappy with the government because his requests for contracts were not approved.
Responding to his critics over the weekend during his Sunday sermon, Reverend Mbaka warned the Buhari regime that he should be the last person they fight, as heaven’s anger would fall on them should they try it. He also cautioned that no amount of the blocking of the National Assembly and security in Aso Rock Villa could secure the country if the authorities do not take care of youths and give them jobs.
Reverend Mbaka said: “The last person this administration should fight is Father Mbaka because if they speak against me, the anger of heaven will be upon them and how they will end will shock everybody. I represent the poor and the less privileged.
“I represent the nobodies, I represent the unemployed, I represent the sick, I represent the dehumanised and all the downtrodden in this country, I am their father. So, when my children are crying I cannot be silent.”
He noted that this was not the first time he would be speaking against bad governance of this regime and warned clerics not to make themselves an instrument of disaster by joining anybody to protect those killing the poor.] In addition, the cleric revealed that the presidency was attacking him because he blessed, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Reverend Mbaka added: “If they are worried that I am blessing Nnamdi Kanu, wherever he is, God is blessing him. He is breathing, that he sleeps and wakes up, is it not blessing? Or is he not my brother? Spiritually, is he not my son? So what is their problem?
“They are busy branding people and communities terrorists. If what is happening in Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Maiduguri, Benue, Niger if all these places are branded terrorist states, will the whole Nigeria not be branded a terrorist country? If anybody says the truth, the person becomes a terrorist.
“They should be careful because the insecurity I am talking about can affect them. Even the Shehu Garba who is talking, the bandits can come and kill him,” Reverend Mbaka added.