Prophet Ezuo Simeon Okenna, the General Overseer of Life Bible International Church (CTLBIC) in Rivers State has urged the federal government to "listen to the voice of the Lord" and stop fighting the leader of Adoration Ministry, Enugu State, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka.
The prophet, who spoke during a midweek at a midweek service at the Adoration Ground of Christ the Life Bible International Church, at Omuanwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, warned that attacks on Mbaka may ridicule the government.
Mbaka, a known supporter of the President, Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had predicted Buhari would defeat the then-President, Goodluck Jonathan, at the presidential polls in 2015. He also foretold the president's re-election in 2019.
However, in recent times, Mbaka had attacked the presidency over the handling of insecurity – including killer herdsmen, kidnappers and bandits' menace – and called for Buhari's impeachment.
In turn a spokesman for the president, Garba Shehu, had accused Mbaka of being aggrieved because he was turned down and told to follow due process when he allegedly lobbied for contracts.
The cleric had also gone missing for over 24 hours last week, a situation that made his followers attacked the Catholic Diocese in Enugu.
Okenna has, however, cautioned the Federal Government and Nigerians against attacking men of God for speaking the truth on critical issues in the country.
He said: "That Father Mbaka prophecied that Goodluck Jonathan will lose the 2015 election to Buhari, and that Buhari will be returned as president of Nigeria in 2019 and his prophecies came to pass, does not stop him from speaking the truth when things are going wrong. And it can never be a crime against him.
"I must advise our leaders to listen to the voice of the Lord through his servant, do what is right and stop fighting him. Nigeria was supposed to be appreciating Mbaka for speaking out on the security challenges facing the country when so many pastors and stakeholders are silent".