‘I Don’t Care If Buhari Is A Muslim or Northerner, Nigerians Should Vote Him and Vote Out Jonathan’ – Rev. Fr. Mbaka
It was a night of memory and surprises for many Igbo people last night and early morning today at the popular Catholic Adoration Centre, Emene Enugu, as the controversial Enugu Diocesan priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, urged Ndigbo and every good Nigerians to vote out the current Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for his political opponent, General Muhammad Buhari.
Reverend Mbaka, who in November anointed First Lady Patience Jonathan, assuring her of the president’s second term, sis not only asked that the president be voted out, he predicted that he (Jonathan) would lose February’s election.
He said the ”revelation from God” came in the form of one of the birds – which ”symbolized the President” – that he released during Mrs. Jonathan’s visit to his Adoration Ground refusing to fly.
Jonathan was going nowhere as far as this year’s election was concerned, recalling that one of the birds – which symbolized the President – he released during Mrs. Jonathan’s visit to the Adoration Ground had refused to fly.
“All the other birds I released flew away but the healthiest of them, which is Jonathan’s bird, could not fly. I tried to make it fly but it could not fly,” he told the huge excited congregation that cheered him on.
According to the man of God who delivered a sermon tagged, “From Good luck to Bad luck” during the end-of-year Adoration mass to usher in the new year Wednesday night, he and millions of other compatriots were disappointed by the Jonathan administration which has failed to ensure the release of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists over 200 days ago.
He went further to lament on the issue of insecurity and corruption in the country, asking the federal government to account for the missing $20 billion and stop insurgency in the country.
NEPA is not working because of corruption. The privatization of public companies has not yielded any fruit because of corruption.
“Jonathan surrounded himself with very corrupt officers who advise him. Nigerians are sick and tired of wasting innocent lives without government doing enough to stop the destruction.”
“President Goodluck Jonanthan has disappointed Nigerians and means no good anymore for the country.”
Full of passion and pity for Nigeria, Fr. Mbaka knelt down in front of the altar of God during his homily, cried and asked God to give Nigeria a good leader and never President Goodluck Jonathan.
He used the opportunity to beg Nigerians to vote wisely in the forthcoming election.
When Jonathan was aspiring to become Nigeria’s President, Mbaka said he was happy like other Nigerians but that the bad luck which millions of the citizens had faced since he came into office was quite disturbing; hence the masses want a change.
“I love President Goodluck Jonathan and I used to be his ardent fan, but I want good for my people and that’s why I want Nigerians to vote out Goodluck Jonathan and vote General Muhammad Buhari. I don’t care if Buhari is a Muslim and from the North; all I care about it’s that Buhari can save Nigeria,” Fr. Mbaka said.
“Nigerians are calling for change. We need a change,” he repeated. “We don’t want to move from bad luck to bad luck; Nigerians want to move from bad luck to good luck,” he said.
Fr. Mbaka criticised other priests who, he alleged, visited the Presidential Villa and other Government Houses in the country to hold “Breakfast Prayer” with the politicians only to collect fat envelopes of money rather than “tell the politicians the level of hardship the poor masses are suffering.”
He added: “The men of God only go there to dine and wine with the leaders for their own welfare without telling them the truth. But I’m happy that I, Fr. Mbaka, I’m not that type of priest. If you want money, I dash you money because the God I serve has blessed me abundantly.”
Commenting on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari, Fr. Mbaka, said Buhari cannot Islamise Nigeria as being rumoured in some circles.
He said he had never met the General but recalled that he fought corruption seriously as Head of State.
“I don’t know Buhari. I have never sat with him before. I am not being partisan, but I want total change in Nigeria.
“Buhari cannot make Nigeria an Islamic country because we are in democracy. It was IBB government that dragged Nigeria into OIC. When Buhari fought corruption, people became careful about their actions. Anyone who says Buhari will Islamise Nigeria is not being fair,” said Mbaka.
He added that he was not bothered whether the next President would be a Northerner or Yoruba or Igbo so long as the person fights corruption and means well for the citizens.
“If a northerner will rule the country and insecurity will stop, so be it. If a Yoruba man will rule Nigeria in 2015 and we have peace and stop the shedding of innocent blood, so be it. Nigerians are tired of wasting innocent lives,” he said.
The end-of-year Adoration mass was attended by some notable politicians from Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra States.
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