Following Sunday’s spat between the Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi and the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka over the former’s refusal to make a public donation at the ministry’s harvest celebration, and the attendant backlash the priest has received across social media, the politician has reacted.
In a statement by his media aide, Val Obienyem, the former Anambra governor who disclosed that he didn’t feel bad about the statement, said it is “wrong for priests to be attacked based on what they said on the pulpits,” stressing that “while one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the, higher perspective of wisdom.
The statement further noted that Obi does not interpret the comments of Fr. Mbaka the way several observers do, adding that every situation, however unpleasant, has positive lessons for us. Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone, our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright.”
“I have full respect for men of God and will always remember them in my prayers. When they go wrong as humans, subject to human frailties, ours is not to castigate them, but to pray to God to lead them aright,” he added.
The priest on Sunday came hard on the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, saying they might “end in shame” with the way they are going, after Peter Obi failed to make a public donation to the ministry during its 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration.