The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to report the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, to Pope Francis in the Vatican following his recent call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached.
KanyiDaily recalls that Fr Mbaka had declared that President Buhari has failed Nigeria woefully and he should resign or face impeachment over the high rate of insecurity in the country.
Fr Mbaka, who publicly endorsed Buhari in 2015 and repeated same for his reelection in 2019, had complained recently during a service that no civilised leader would remain in power with the spate of violence in the country.
He called on the National Assembly to impeach Buhari if the President refuses to step down in the face of intense poverty and insecurity across the nation.
However, in a statement on Friday, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said calling for Buhari to either resign or be impeached because of the current challenges is ungodly.
Nabena threatened that Fr Mbaka “should not take his luck too far because there is a lot to tell the Vatican and the Pope about his person and his sources of inspiration.”
“It is unfortunate for a man of God who is supposed to deploy all known spiritual means of averting crisis but rather threatening a democratically elected government for his benefits while pretending to be speaking for the people,” the statement reads.
“One would wonder who Father Mbaka is emulating because the Lord Jesus Christ did not threaten to bring down the government during his own time, in fact, Jesus Christ obeyed and honoured constituted authority. That’s why he paid his tax.
“We are calling on Father Mbaka to concentrate on his spiritual calling and stop speaking like politicians who it is obvious he (Mbaka) has been dining and wining with. If Mbaka has found another political ally, it is better to leave a political message for politicians.
“Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resign or be impeached because of the current challenges is ungodly. Father Mbaka should not, however, take his luck too far because there is a lot to tell the Vatican and the Pope about his person and his sources of inspiration.
“Emulate the likes of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG and Pastor WF Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Ministry and many other true men of God who will rather fast and pray to avert a disaster in the country instead of threatening the government of the day.”