Father Ejike Mbaka, fiery Catholic priest and the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu has attributed the prevalent economic doldrums in Nigeria to the mismanagement of the nation’s resources by Goodluck Jonathan, immediate past president.
His spokesperson, Maximus Ugwuoke, quoted him to have said this while speaking on Sunday at Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu.
Mbaka, a staunch proponent of President Muhammadu Buhari, noted that he had on January 31, advised that the country “should brace up for hard times” while stressing that Nigerians are currently “passing through a process of change”.
“When these prophesies come, it must not be what people think or want; people are entitled to their views; those reactions mean nothing; the important thing is that there is nothing he had prophesied which never came to pass; the ministry does not care how people feel about his prophesies. Some call him controversial priest; some call him fiery priest and all that, they are entitled to their opinion. The fact remains that he is a true prophet.
“I will tell you something, it is for us humans to judge prophesies; he was the only person who said Buhari would win. If it were in the olden days, all those so-called men of God who castigated him would have received the wrath of God immediately. All of them should be ashamed of themselves now.
“When you look at that prophesy on Jonathan, he gave it and it came to pass. Don’t forget that two months before that prophesy, Jonathan’s wife came to the adoration ground; that is to tell you that the prophesy came from God; if after such visit, he had the courage to reveal such prophesy against them, that tells you that it is much more than what people think. Whether the prophesy is a good one or not, talking about the suffering, it has nothing to do with the prophesy.
“Before Buhari took over, the dollar was rising, there was already problem with our economy. They had oil boom but never saved; they just wasted the opportunity. Even the suffering we are talking about was part of his prophesies. I recall that on 31st of January this year, he said clearly that Nigerians should brace up for hard times, he said a lot of hardship was under way; what these suffering Nigerians are passing through are a process of change.
I’m seeing a great future for Nigerians; he made it clear that there are so many holes which needed to be filled.”
The cleric was also quoted to have denied receiving N5m from President Buhari, with his media aide describing the figure as too meagre to have any impact on Father Mbaka.
“It was even alleged that he received N5 million from Buhari; you begin to wonder what is N5 million to Mbaka. Is it the school fees he is paying for hundreds of people? This is all propaganda.
“There was also these claims of meeting with APC chieftains before the election; he never held any such meeting; he never met Buhari before the election, there has never been any communication between them; what he has already is bigger than oil well; he is a musician and the ministry is being sustained with that.”