Contracts: Garba Shehu’s accusation laughable, childish – Father Mbaka

Contracts: Garba Shehu’s accusation laughable, childish – Father Mbaka

Fiery clergyman and the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has admitted discussing contracts with the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

He, however, made a mockery of last Friday's allegations by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, that he was attacking Buhari's regime after lobbying for contracts and getting rejected.

Recall that Mbaka, an avid supporter of Buhari ahead of both the 2015 and 2019 elections, had called for the impeachment of the president, saying he no longer has God's backing. He added that God has blessed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

WUZUPNIGERIA reports that the IPOB has been designated a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian Government.

But, while addressing congregants in Enugu on Sunday, May 2, Mbaka reacted to the presidency's allegation describing it as childish and laughable. He added that the contracts he took to Buhari were contracts that would have helped rein in the insecurities bedevilling the country.

He said:

"When they talked about giving Father Mbaka contracts; I don't want to talk about that, I was laughing. It is a laughable, childish accusation. Whoever is saying that is a shame to himself and shame to the people he is representing. The three men he talked about, I am not here to defend anybody's stupid allegation, but God used that man to tell the world that Buhari's government is not giving me money.

"Shehu, may God bless you for telling everybody that you are not giving me a contract. And these are the three men that we brought that will handle insecurity for the country; they had the gadgets. The white people had the facilities. That was during the first administration.

"They said they will help them in conquering insecurity. They had the platform to end insecurity in this country under one month; under Abba Kyari. I just handed them over to the government people. They denied them of these.

"I don't even know these people. They just came to Enugu and said, can I help them reach the government, that the level of insecurity in this country and how Nigeria has been shipping their oil out, refining and bringing them back, that we are losing. That they have all it takes to revive the oil apparatus in the country and get the whole youths employed and the issue of insecurity will die. These are the three people they rejected their offer since they know how to talk."

Mbaka also accused the Buhari-led regime of having no reward mechanism. He also said Garba Shehu should be apologizing because they are yet to thank him now for surviving whatever they are passing through.

On being reported to the Pope, Mbaka said "Rome will clap for him for challenging evil governance."