Following the New year message by the Spiritual Director Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Rev. F.r Ejike Mbaka, some analysts and critics have continued to peddle the insinuation that President Goodluck Jonathan’s family had given the priest millions of naira during Mrs. Jonathan’s visit to the ministry and made Fr Mbaka to eulogize her . Others said that Fr Mbaka collected bigger money from the Opposition, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and that made him to turn against the Jonathan.
Last Sunday 25th January 2014, during his ministration “Disaster is coming,” Fr Mbaka responded to this insinuation? He reiterated his assertion that his anointing cannot be merchandized and that his job as God’s minister was to deliver the Message God gives him for his people. He likened the Nigerian situation to that of Nineveh and his role as that of Jonah. He regretted that why God averted the disaster on Nineveh was because all the people of the country including the President heeded to God’s message through Jonah. They humbled themselves, prayed , fasted, wore sackcloth and God was appeased by their works. He stated that in the Nigerians case, God gave him a message to deliver to Nigerians and instead of heeding to the message of God and trying to find the solution to end the corruption, insecurity and bloodshed in the country; Nigerian left the Message and preffered to attack the Messenger. According to him, “many are busy inventing all kinds of lies against me just to distract the message. Some said I was promised an oil block, some said I was giving money , others said all sorts of things, all these are targeted at distracting the message that in Nigeria, there is acute unemployment, corruption, insecurity, bloodshed at the North , Kidnaping and so on.” Placing his hand on the altar he said, “My hand is placed on the altar of the Most High God as I make this declaration, Buhari’s one kobo, Patience’s one kobo, Jonathan’s one kobo is not with me. I don’t have their money and don’t need anybodies money to speak the truth; there are voices that cannot be bought over.” He warned Nigerians that “unless we follow the example of Nineveh, disaster is coming.”
In a related development, Fr. Mbaka has appealed to all his parishioners and adorers to make special donations and contributions of material gifts like clothes, shoes, food stuffs and so on the following Sunday which will be sent to the Church in the Northern part of the country to alleviate their suffering. He commended the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Rt Rev Dr C.V.C Onaga for such step that he initiated last year when all the Catholic Church in the diocese had to make contributions for the Northern Church.