The Presidency on Friday night became down hard on Catholic Priest, Fr Ejike Mbaka, saying his new found opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari was because he was denied contracts.
Recall that Mbaka had during the week called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the high level of insecurity in the country.
Speaking at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Mbaka said Buhari has failed Nigeria woefully and that he should resign now or be impeached .
But the Presidency on Friday in a statement titled Father Mbaka Is Everything Apart From What He Claims To Be, signed Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said “An 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.
According to the statement; “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 will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”