The Catholic Church has distances itself from the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka over his recent political comments.
In the Viral video, Mbaka was seen telling the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi on Sunday that neither PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, nor the All Progressives Congress’ President Muhammadu Buhari would win in the 2019 Presidential election.
Speaking in Ibo, the reverend father said “…Let me believe in fear, but this is a political statement. God hates stinginess. What I am saying is for your pleasure. I am saying what will save your life, otherwise, you and Atiku will fail. The way you and Atiku are moving will end in shame”
Against this backdrop, the Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi, in an interview with newsmen, said the diocese was not in support of the cleric’s remarks.
When asked if Mbaka was still a member of the diocese, Achi said, “He is”
However, he noted that it was wrong for priests to make political statements from the pulpit.
Achi noted that if necessary, disciplinary action against Mbaka would be carried out by the priest’s administrative head.
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