Over the week, a video of popular catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, disgracing the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Peter Obi, for failing to donate money to his ministry emerged online. This was widely condemned by social media users with many hitting out at the popular priest.
However, Fr. Mbaka who is the spiritual leader of Adoration healing ministry, Enugu, reacting to the many backlashes he received came out to say that he has the right to do whatever he did to Mr. Peter Obi.
Speaking today at Wednesday’s ‘E No Dey Programme’, Mbaka defended his actions saying that he is ‘scripturally right’ and ‘not afraid’.
He added that Peter Obi was his ‘son’ and has every right to tell him if his stingy or not. Watch the footage below (Start from 59th minute).
Peter Obi however reacted to the situation by saying he has no ill feelings toward Rev Ejike Mbaka for his predictions.
The vice presidential candidate in a statement issued through his media aide, Val Obienyem, said he has no ill feelings toward the clergy man for his predictions.
Obi said rather than criticise Mbaka for his declarations, Nigerians should always remember their priests in prayers. The politician noted that the cleric had always spoken from the higher perspective of wisdom.
The vice presidential candidate says he has respect for men of God and will always remembers them in his prayers.
”Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone; our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright,” Obi said.
“While one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the higher perspective of wisdom.”
“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.”
Fr. Mbaka has now apologized to former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi over their altercation last Sunday during Harvest and Bazar.
In a video probably released last night, Rev. Mbaka begged Obi and his supporters to “forgive him”.
Father Mbaka started by saying he doesn’t have a social media account, stating that he is not a social media priest.
Before going on to say he apologizes humbly to Peter Obi who came to his church, in any way his utterances might have prompted derogatory remarks, criticisms and unhealthy attacks to Obi’s personality.
He said all he said on that day was not meant to insult Obi or bring his political career down, saying his intention was only to support the work of God.
Watch video below;