The Presidency said that the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, once brought three contractors to President Muhammadu Buhari and was rebuffed.
This, Garba Shehu, Presidential Spokesman said, was behind Mbaka’s call on asked Buhari to resign over the worsening insecurity in the country.
In a statement released on Friday titled “Father Mbaka is everything apart form what he claims to be”, Shehu said an “outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
”Here is the point of departure: Father 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, Father 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 Father Mbaka”.
It would be recalled that Father Mbaka had called out president Buhari in a message within the week urging the national assembly to impeach the president or he should resign.