Popular Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has once again denied rumours that he received money from Buhari or the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Mbaka made the clarification through his media aide, Maximus Ugwuoke stating that he had no regret for his ‘controversial’ prophecy entitled “From Goodluck to badluck”, as he blamed the former president for Nigeria’s economic woes.
He said, “Some call him controversial priest; some call him fiery priest and all that, they are entitled to their opinion.
“I will tell you something: It is not for us human to judge prophesies; he was the only person who said Buhari would win.
“If it were in the olden days, all those so-called men of God, who castigated him (Mbaka), would have received the wrath of God immediately.”
“Don’t forget that two months before that prophecy, Jonathan’s wife came to the Adoration Ground. That is to tell you that the prophecy came from God, if after such a visit, he (Mbaka) had the courage to reveal such prophecy against them, that tells you that it was much more than what people think.
“Before Buhari took over, the dollar was rising but there was already problem with our economy.
“I recall that on January 31, this year, he said clearly that Nigerians should brace for hard times, he said a lot of hardship was under way; this suffering Nigerians are passing through is process of change.”
He absolved the Buhari administration of any blame concerning the economy, heaping them at the doorstep of Jonathan.
“This is a government that has unearthed a whole lot of things. The other government had oil boom, which they squandered, they handed over oil doom to this government,” he said.
The media aide also denied rumours that Mbaka received money from Buhari or the APC.
He said, “There was also these claims of meeting with the APC chieftains before the election; he (Mbaka) never held any such meeting.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.