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PRESIDENCY: Mbaka asked for contracts as reward for his support

The presidency has in its reaction on Friday alleged that Father Ejike Mbaka is angry because his request for contracts as reward for his support was ignored.

The allegation was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
President Buhari and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. 

Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, who is the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, had in his sermon at his adoration ground said that, God is angry with President Buhari and told him to resign or the National Assembly should impeach him.

Presidency reacts to Mbaka's call for President Buhari's impeachment

Ejike Mbaka, had supported President Buhari in his first and second terms, but has recently called for the President’s impeachment.

He said on Wednesday that the anger of God was on the President over his inaction on the widespread of killings across the country.

Mbaka recently claimed that God asked him to withdraw his support and prophesy for the President. He asked that the President resign honourably or be removed over the rising insecurity in the country.

The Presidency on Friday attributed the recent call by Father Ejike Mbaka on the President Buhari to resign, to the refusal of the President to grant a contract request made by the cleric.

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Reacting to the call for the resignation of the President, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said that Father Mbaka had approached the President for the contract which was not given to him.

According to Shehu, Mbaka once brought three contractors to the President and insisted he must be rewarded for his support to the President. However, Buhari informed him that due process must be followed.

The statement with the title, “Father Mbaka is everything apart from what he claims” read, “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.”

However, Nigerians on social media have defended the clergyman saying it is not wrong to ask for a contract provided he can deliver.

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