Peter Obi has no plan to reply Mbaka — Aide

Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi does not plan replying Catholic priest Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, his media aide Valentine Obienyem said on Thursday.

The Enugu-based priest on Wednesday described Mr Obi as a stingy person who did not return to give thanks after he (Mbaka) allegedly helped him become governor of Anambra State.

“A stingy man that cannot give people his money, with this hunger ravaging the land, and you are saying he is the one you want. You want to die of hunger? Are you people insane? Where is the Holy Spirit?” Mbaka told the congregation.

The priest, who is often criticised for getting involved in politics, added that Obi would not become president of Nigeria unless he comes to him to beg for forgiveness.

He also claimed that if Obi becomes president the ex-governor could shut down the Adoration Ministry, a religious arm run by Mbaka.

Reacting to this, Mr Obienyem disowned a viral statement purportedly from Obi over Mbaka’s remarks.

“Our attention have been drawn to a statement credited to Mr. Peter Obi as his reply to Fr. Ejike Mbaka. We wish to state for the record that Mr. Peter Obi did not and is not planning to issue any reply.

“We advise that any medium trying to publish such an unsigned letter should clarify its authenticity from Mr. Obi’s Media Office,” Obienyem said.