The Presidency on Friday explained why the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, turned against President Muhammadu Buhari after supporting him in the 2015 and 2019 general elections.
According to the Presidency, Rev. Mbaka, wanted contracts for supporting Buhari but was rebuffed.
The Presidency said the rejection of Mbaka’s contract request was why the cleric called for the resignation of Buhari or his impeachment by the National Assembly.
A statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, on Friday titled: “Father Mbaka is everything apart from what he claims to be,” the presidency said: “Outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers would turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”