Spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has denied speaking against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Mbaka has endured a difficult period since making controversial remarks about Mr Obi. The cleric has seen his ministry banned for months and then reopened and his redeployment to a monastery since describing Obi as a stingy man.
In a video posted on the ministry’s Facebook page, Mbaka said it was reported that he made some comments about Obi on Sunday.
He, however, said he never mentioned the former Anambra State governor’s name during his sermon.
Mbaka said, “After handing over to Fr Anthony Amadi on Sunday, I started hearing that Fr Mbaka spoke against Peter Obi.
“I, Rev Fr Mbaka on that Sunday never mentioned Peter not to talk of Obi. Please whoever is being used by the devil to blackmail me in the name of doing any job for anybody, is satanic and should apologise, withdraw such nefarious, and satanic utterances and be careful when you want to harm the image of a man of God.
“Whoever did that, I have forgiven you, but I want to hear that you have apologised and withdrew what you said against me on that day. Just to put the Adoration ministry in trouble.”
Speaking further, Mbaka urged his followers not to protest against the temporary change of leadership of the ministry by the bishop Callistus Onaga.
“Please as I have said, I heard some people are planning to protest. I have not asked anybody to protest for me. And I don’t want to hear that there is any protest done to express anger towards my journey to the monastery.
“Help me fellow adorers to stop any kind of protest that anybody will carry on my behalf to please me. Instead of the protest, or demonstration geared towards helping me, it may jeopardize my priestly call.
“Therefore, encourage peace, encourage love, within this time and do more prayers, and God of heaven will do the rest for us in Jesus name,” Mbaka said.
The clergyman confirmed he is proceeding to the monastery in obedience to the bishop.
“I am going to the monastery under priestly obedience and I wish to encourage you fellow adorers to remain calm and be still,” he said.