The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has mocked the spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka, over his call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
Naija News had reported that the spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka, on Thursday called for President Muhammadu Buhari to be impeached due to the increase in security challenges in Nigeria.
The cleric in a statement noted that President Buhari has failed the country woefully, hence he should resign now.
Mbaka while speaking at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, wondered why Buhari has remained silent despite the incessant killings in the country. The fiery cleric added that God is angry with the president.
He had said; “I know people will say, Mbaka did you not pray for Buhari, did Samuel not anoint Saul? What are you talking about? Am I the creator of Buhari? God created him, Nigerians trusted him because he has done well some time ago but now, how can people just be dying?
“God will ask Nigerians: Nigerians why are you crying? We are crying because our leaders have failed us woefully. If it is in a civilised country, by now, President Buhari will resign. Quote me anywhere and let the whole world hear it. By now, with what is happening, President Buhari should honourably resign.
“We are crying because we don’t have a shepherd. All those that will fight what I am saying now will eventually suffer the rot. If you can’t do it, either you resign or you be changed. A good coach cannot watch his team defeated when he has players sitting watching on the bench. Either Buhari resigns by himself or he will be impeached.”
In an interview with Daily Trust on Thursday, ACF’s National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, called on Father Mbaka to stop venturing into political matters and concentrate on his spiritual and religious callings.
Yawe asked the cleric to stop confusing Nigerians especially his congregation, adding that Father Mbaka’s statement asking the National Assembly to impeach the president showed he had delved into political matters.
He said: “He should concentrate on spiritual and religious matters and leave politics to the politicians, his comments on politics are rather confusing people including his followers.
“He is not only talking of the president resigning but that the National Assembly should impeach him, which is a full political exercise. It is a political trial of an elected leader and so there is an extent to which a religious person can deviate into politics; that remains unacceptable.
“In that his Catholic church, you have the president’s supporters and you have those who oppose the president and by the way Father Mbaka speaks, sometimes when he is supporting the president, he offends those who are against the president and when he is not supporting the president, he also offends those who support him and because of this, his spiritual messages will then hardly be accepted by all those who go to his church.
Speaking on security in the country, he said: “The president is too relaxed as if people are not dying, as if people are not being held prisoners against their will. These people will go to a university and start shooting students and the body language of the president doesn’t seem as if he is disturbed by what is going on.”
Source: Naija News