The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has come under attacks over his latest prediction on the fate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi in the 2019 election.
Mbaka had during Sunday thanksgiving service predicted failure for the flag bearers of the PDP: Atiku and Obi.
In a viral video from the service, Mbaka berated Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, for not doing a project for his church, warning him of the consequences.
Fr. Mbaka curiously withheld Obi’s blessing and said he would only release it after Obi had done a project for the church.
The fiery priest said: “My brother and Governor, stand before all of us and tell what you want to do for God.”
Responding, Obi said: “Father, what I said is straightforward. You will come and show me the project so that the two of us will talk. That is what I said.”
Mbaka then accused the former governor of Anambra of making “political statement” and being deceitful.
“I can only bear witness to what I have tasted. You can be promising and doing for them in Anambra. In your capacity and what God has done for you as governor, God hates stinginess. What I am saying is not to please you, but what will save your life. Otherwise, you and Atiku will fail.
“If there is a place they will coat words for you, it is not at Mbaka’s altar. You can save your political destiny.
“Listen, if you have an adviser, you can save your political destiny or you people won’t even know how she when they will do 2019 election. You people won’t even understand how it will all go down.
“Governors of Ebonyi and Enugu made donations without announcing at the altar, Your own is taking time, the way you and Atiku are moving will end in shame.
“Let us continue our bazaar. You know since he is not supporting us, the ministry has been moving. If people start arguing like this, their downfall begins.”
Obi again responded saying: “Father knows I don’t make political statements. Anyone here from Anambra state knows Peter Obi has never promised anything and failed. I am a fundamental Catholic. I do whatever I say at the church.”
Reacting to the viral video, Nigerians used their Twitter pages to share divergent opinions concerning the fiery priest’s statement.
Some commended Obi for standing his ground and not making fake promises at the altar of God despite pressure from the priest.
Here are some comments extracted from Twitter:
@Lexusfolks “Father Mbaka is a shame to Christianity. Does it mean that God needs Peter Obi donation to win election? Why is he insulting God for his own selfish reason?
“Atiku and Peter Obi will win 2019 election without his prophecy. God will shame him this time around
@Rouvafe “This video tells us more about Peter Obi’s character. The average Nigerian Politician will make all sorts of promises & tell lies just to win an election, but here is Peter Obi standing his ground despite this open blackmail. Nigerian Politics needs more people like Peter Obi!
@Obynopato “So Mbaka is now using his church as a business venture. the FAIL he is saying look so much like him, he has failed as a priest and the Obi had achieved a good name as the former Gov of Anambra state.”
@Mediamanifold “Father Mbaka with all due respect, you goofed. You are now trading the gospel… Now you are not God who determines who fail or not. This is absolutely appalling and very disturbing.”
@Ifeabunnike “What Father Mbaka did to Peter Obi at the altar of God and in God’s name was disgraceful and should be condemned by all well-meaning Christians. If this was what Christ stood for, I don’t want to be a part of it anymore.”
@DrJoeAbbah “Can any Catholic person please educate me on why Ejike Mbaka is still a Catholic priest? Is he still part of the Catholic Church or is he on his own now?
@Kizillion “How can you threaten a man with failure because he did not donate to your church project?! Shame!!! Men like Peter Obi should be celebrated more for having more cojones than liars like Hope Uzodinma who wants to build a first-class medical center in 1month.”
@PappyGrande “Peter Obi on that stage, with all the pressure and taunting from Fr. Mbaka, with APC promising heaven and earth, yet he stuck to his principles. Tells you a lot about the man.”
@Mr_pragmatican “Father Mbaka still thinks he has the backing of God’s Spirit. What sort of nonsense statement to have called Peter Obi _ stingy and claiming he will fail with Atiku. Mbaka is fake. I repeat, Mbaka is fake. Materialistic man of God.”
@Blackmaimy “I salute Peter Obi’s calmness and composure during Father Mbaka’s disgraceful act. It is ungodly, unethical and not divinely orchestrated. Peter Obi should put his trust in God and not on a human.”
“Nigerian Elections Postponement, Divine”, Apostle Suleman’s Prophecy Confirmed
Popular Nigerian pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has said that the sudden postponement by the INEC of the general general elections was divinely mandated.
Suleman was reacting to the eleventh hour shifting of the presidential and national assembly elections which ought to have taken place on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The INEC, after an emergency meeting with stakeholders, also shifted the governorship and house of assembly elections earlier billed for March 2 to March 9, 2019.
In a two-minutes video going viral on the social media, Suleman, who said the postponement of the elections did confirm the message he received on January 10, 2019 and relayed to his congregation and the public via the video that the conduct of the 2019 general elections was shaky.
In the said video clip, he Edo State born General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), is seeing telling his audience that; “You will be shocked. They will fight themselves. They will be against themselves. They will shame themselves. Can I surprise you; if we do not pray well, I don’t see election. i saw a date that was shifted if we don’t pray. They will give you reasons; there was security threat, there was violence, and because of these we are moving the elections forward. It is just a scam.”
Speaking, Apostle Suleman warned that election should not be turned to war as it must be seen to be free, fair and acceptable to every Nigerian, irrespective of tribe and political leanings. “Unless the authorities do the needful in a way that conforms with what God’s rules, God is not finished with Nigeria yet,’ states Apostle Suleman.
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JUST IN: CCT Grants Suspended CJN, Justice Onnoghen Bail As He Pleads Not Guilty To Charges
The Code of Conduct Tribunal, Friday granted the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, bail on self-recognition and, adjourned to March 11, for hearing of all pending applications.
This development followed an oral bail application made by the defence counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, after Onnoghen pleaded not guilty to the six count-charge preferred against him by the complainant – the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The six count-charge were subsumed that aside allegation that he failed to disclose his assets as prescribed by law, FG, in the charge that was filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, equally accused the CJN of operating foreign bank accounts.
It also alleged that contrary to relevant laws regulating the conduct of public office holders, the CJN, maintained a domiciliary foreign currencies account that comprised use of Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account.
However, before the tribunal proceeded with the matter, Uche pleaded that the order or warrant of arrest slammed against his client be vacated.
In his words, “We are here for the arraignment but before the tribunal proceeds, it will be recalled that there are applications pending.
“It was the view by way of the majority decision of this tribunal that the defendant must appear.
“And here is the defendant. But may I plead that the order of the bench warrant be discharged before proceedings “.
In reaction, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar conveyed approval but said it would be on the condition that the CJN makes himself available whenever needed.
Also, after the vacation of the order of warrant of arrest and Onnoghen pleaded not guilty to the aforesaid charges, Uche, again rose to apply for an adjournment over which the prosecuting counsel, Musa Ibrahim did not object.
On this premise, the tribunal chairman acceded to the application and adjourned the case to March 11, for hearing of all pending applications.
Nnamdi Kanu Calls Off Election Boycott, Asks Igbo To Vote En Masse On Saturday
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called off the election boycott in the south-east region of the country.
In an audio message made by the IPOB leader, Kanu also asked the Igbo to come out in their numbers and vote during Saturday’s presidential election.
Kanu had been calling on the Igbo to boycott any election held in Nigeria until the government agrees to a referendum regarding IPOB’s quest for a sovereign state of Biafra.
On Wednesday, just two days ago, he told BBC Igbo that IPOB will ‘shut down’ the south-east and ensure voting does not take place in the area.
In the broadcast obtained Thursday night, Kanu said unnamed individuals have met the demands given by the group before any election could be held in the south-east.
He said: “Earlier today, February 14, 2019, I received confirmation from our team that all of our pre-conditions played before those kicking off to call off the elections have been met. And in view of that, I hereby lift the boycott of elections.
“IPOB was very steadfast, we have fought a very good battle; we have made it very clear to all and sundry that we are very determined and this is victory for IPOB and for the emancipation of Biafra.”
Kanu expressed hope that those who agreed to the group’s demands will implement them.
He asked the Igbo to spread the “good news” but added the group’s resolve remains the same: a sovereign state of Biafra.
“We said it from the beginning, nobody should expect us to participate in any form of elections unless our demands are met. And I am glad to tell you that they have acceded to our demands and it will be fully implemented,” he said.
“I therefore ask each and everyone of you to take this good news to all our towns and villages that the boycott has been lifted. And we will all go about on the 16th of February to discharge whatever duties we have or whatever beliefs … for groups and individuals.
“Never again will they take IPOB for granted, and never again will people underrate our resolve. We have showed it to them and we shall continue to demonstrate it until Biafra republic is restored. I thank you very much and may God be with you.”
It is not clear who the IPOB leader is rooting for in Saturday’s presidential election.
But it is obvious neither of the two front line candidates – President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – has his support.
While he claims Buhari is “dead” and being replaced by a “clone” in Aso Rock, he says Abubakar is a Cameroonian by birth and does not have the constitutional right to run for president.
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