Catholic Diocese disowns Fr Ejike Mbaka’s remarks on Peter Obi

catholic diocese disowns fr ejike mbaka's remarks on peter obi
catholic diocese disowns fr ejike mbaka’s remarks on peter obi

Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, Catholic Priest and Founder of Adoration Ministry Enugu, made incendiary political statements against Peter Obi, which were repudiated by the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.

Shauntv stated that Mbaka referred to Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, as a “stingy guy” and “a joker” who cannot be Nigeria’s president.

A stingy man can’t be president Fr Mbaka opposes Peter Obi’s

According to him, an elderly president was preferable to a “stingy young man.”

Mbaka asserted that he assisted Obi in regaining his position as governor of Anambra State, “but he did not come to thank God.”

In a statement seen by Daily Trust on Thursday, the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu, Rev. Ernest Obodo, criticised and distanced the church from the remarks.

The bishop stated that Mbaka’s heated political statements were divisive and that they violated canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, which bans tarnishing a person’s good reputation.

Obodo stated that Mbaka’s opinions on the issue are completely his own and do not reflect the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.

“The Catholic Diocese of Enugu rejects and distances itself from Father Mbaka’s offensive and divisive remarks,” he stated.

“In an attempt to maintain his unity with the Body of Christ, we command him to avoid from issuing any additional controversial predictions or statements that might inflame the political climate. We assure God’s people and the broader public that the Catholic Diocese of Enugu is following canonical protocol.

“Finally, we ask all the People of God to continue praying for peaceful elections and to fulfil their civic duties by obtaining their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) and voting to elect the proper candidates.”

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