The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has been warned against making inflamatory statements or risk being exposed.
Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who gave the warning, said such unguarded statements could cause instability in the country.
Nabena threatened that if Fr. Mbaka does not desist from making such inflammatory statements, his antics would be exposed to the Pope and the entire Catholic church.
Mbaka had earlier called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to resign over increased insecurity in the country.
Reacting to Mbaka’s statement in Abuja on Friday, April 30, Nabena said it was unfortunate that a man of God “who is supposed to deploy all known spiritual means of averting crisis is rather the one threatening a democratically elected government for his own personal benefits, while pretending to be speaking for the people”.
While speaking, Nabena made reference to the book of Mark 4: 35-40 where Jesus calmed the storm when a wild storm came up and the waves crashed over the boat.
He said Jesus did not blame anyone but prayed and calmed the storm. “One would wonder who Father Mbaka is emulating because the Lord Jesus Christ did not threaten to bring down the government during his own time, rather Jesus Christ obeyed and honoured constituted authority. That’s why he paid his tax.
Continuing, Nabena said:
“We are calling on Father Mbaka to concentrate on his spiritual calling and stop speaking like politicians, who it is obvious he (Mbaka) has been dining and wining with. If Mbaka has found another political ally, it is better to leave a political message for politicians. Mbaka’s call on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resign or be impeached because of the current challenges is ungodly.
“Father Mbaka should not, however, take his luck too far because there is a lot to tell the Vatican and the Pope about his person and his sources of inspiration”
The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary however, called on other clerics to emulate the likes of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG and Pastor W.F. Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Ministry and many other true men of God, who will rather fast and pray to avert a crisis in the country rather than threatening the government of the day.