Coordinator of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi will not win the 2019 election.
Speaking during the 2018 Harvest and Bazaar celebration at his Adoration Ground in Emene, on Sunday the controversial Catholic priest took offence that Obi did not announce any donation to his ministry.
Mbaka described the former Anambra governor as stingy and declared “the way you and Atiku are moving will end in shame.”
Reacting, later through his spokesman, Valentine Obienyem, Obi advised his supporters not to attack the compromised cleric, saying he did not feel bad about his pronouncement.
Obi maintained that there is something positive to learn from every situation, adding that Mbaka had always spoken from the “higher perspective of wisdom.”
The PDP vice presidential candidate implored the laity to always remember their priests in prayers, adding that it was wrong for priests to be attacked based on what they said on the pulpits.
He said, “Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone; our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright.
“While one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the higher perspective of wisdom.”
Obi who noted that he had a reverend sister and a reverend father as elder and younger siblings respectively, added, “I have full respect for men of God and will always remember them in my prayers. When they go wrong as humans, subject to human frailties, ours is not to castigate them, but to pray to God to lead them aright.”
Describing donations to churches as an “appreciation of God’s love and benevolence to us, Obi said, “they attract more rewards when done secretly.”