The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev Father Ejike Mbaka has distanced himself from the claim that he has endorsed the successor of the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
There had been claims online that Mbaka endorsed a governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, Evarest Nnaji, as the next governor of the State.
Mbaka in a statement released through the media aide to Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry, Ikechukwu Maximus said the report is fake.
The cleric accused mischief-makers of circulating the reports on social media.
The statement reads, “our attention has been drawn to the report in a section of the media that Reverend Father Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu has revealed a named Governorship aspirant in Enugu as the Next Governor Of the state and has canvassed support for a governorship candidate under a certain Political party.
“We make bold to refute the said report as it is false, misleading and ill-conceived.
“To put the records straight, Fr Mbaka during his last Sunday mass in his characteristic passion for the good of the State and the country, prayed to God to guide the Governor of the State His Excellency Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and give him the wisdom to choose a successor that will build industries, create employment for the youths and care for the Enugu State indigenes and those residing in the State.
“He enjoined the worshippers to pray that the next Governor of the State shall be a man after God’s heart and not ‘a killer’, ‘a wicked person’, nor someone with ‘I don’t care personality.”
Maximus noted that Mbaka never at any point mentioned the name of his preferred governorship candidate in the state.
He added that the author of the report is planning to ridicule him if the said named candidate fails to be the next Governor of the state.
Maximus further stated, “Never at any point during the said prayer did Fr Mbaka mention any preferred candidate nor enjoined the Governor to consider the candidature of any named Governorship hopeful.
“The satanic antics of the author of this report is to ridicule the name of father Mbaka if their said named candidate fails to be the next Governor of the state. We recall that these same antics were used by the same mischief makers during the last Anambra State Gubernatorial election.
“For this reason, the legal team of the ministry has been detailed to trace the source of this mendacious report and make the authors and the publishers scapegoats.
“As the 2023 general election approaches, we are warning politicians and their supporters to stay clear of Fr Mbaka’s name and the name of the Adoration Ministry in their political propaganda.
“Fr Mbaka does not speak carelessly or out of his own volition on issues of such nature.
“He only speaks when the Holy Spirit propels him to speak. And the same Holy Spirit has always vindicated him.”