Mbaka angry because Buhari didn’t give him contracts – Presidency
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Presidency has alleged that fiery Catholic cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, who supported President Muhammadu Buhari but has now turned against him, is angry because his request for contracts was ignored.
Mbaka, who supported Buhari in his first and second term elections, recently called for the President’s impeachment over rising insecurity in the country.
He was one of the strong supporters of President Buhari in the 2015 and 2019 elections as he described the President as the awaiting messiah for the country.
However, in what seemed like a U-turn, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, in his sermon at his adoration ground had said that God is angry with President Buhari and told him to resign or the National Assembly should impeach him.
In its reaction yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, said Mbaka recently “asked for contracts as compensation for his support. An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.”
Here is the point of departure: Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of presidential aides, he came, accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in and to everyone’s surprise, Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Mbaka.”