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 Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Fr Mbaka came to the Presidential Villa with three contractors, but their attempt to convince the Buhari into compensating him with government projects failed.
This, according to Garba Shehu, is the reason behind Father Mbaka’s call for President Buhari to resign over the worsening insecurity in the country.
“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.
“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,” he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had also threatened to expose Fr Mbaka’s secrets to the Pope in Vatican over his recent call that Buhari should resign or be impeached.