After President Buhari showered kind words on controversial cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, Founder of the Adoration Ministry Enugu who celebrated 20 years of priesthood yesterday July 29th in a statement signed by presidential media aide,Shehu Garba, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, while preaching at a special mass organized to celebrate his 20th anniversary in priesthood offered prayers to God forPresident Buhari, asking God to protect him from enemies.
“I am praying for Buhari, that God will protect him so that enemies will not destroy him. I also pray for Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi so that God will not allow occultic men to steal his vision.”
The outspoken cleric who was very critical of the Jonathan administration, says the last 20 years for him has been of good health and miracles from God. He said there were times he suffered blackmail but he remained in God’s hand
“I am not tired after 20 years, 20 years of good health; 20 years of miracles from God; 20 years of hard apostolic work; 20 years in the hand of God. There was a time they blackmailed me; they were saying such things like ‘Mbaka why? Mbaka this, Mbaka that’, but I have remained in the hand of God.”he said
Yesterday, President Buhari described the cleric as a man who dares to speak the truth to anyone in power.
“Mbaka is a great priest who is not afraid to speak truth, even at the cost of his own life or being hated by those in power. He rose to the occasion to add his voice in support of good governance and identify with ordinary Nigerians in the face of despair and uncertain future. Though honest opinions attract hostility from leaders detached from reality, history would be kind to Father Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks.” he said
Fr. Mbaka also offered prayers to God for the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that God will not allow occultic men steal his vision.