– The cleric declared this following the controversies that trailed his public demand of money from Peter Obi – He also labelled some people as ingrate, pointing out that they were blessed at his ministry Following the controversies that trailed a viral video showing him trying to extract monetary commitment from Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has claimed that God deserves money. Mbaka who is the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, argued that some people were ingrate despite the fact that they were blessed after attending his programme.
There are some people who are ingrates. These are people from the kingdom of succubus and Incubus. I want to tell you that all these things are caused by jealousy and envy. They are not fighting Mbaka for anything wrong. “Everyone who came was blessed but they turned it against me, saying I am after money. God deserves money. If you don’t want to bring your own in your stinginess, hold it. I will give God all that I have and even if anybody wants to join them, you’re free to join them. “Where God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are, there Fr. Mbaka will be. I will build this place for the church. Whoever felt insulted, I apologise. But I didn’t come to your house. It was you who came for the bazaar,” he said.
In a report by Punch, the cleric also insisted that all those fighting him were fighting God. Mbaka who threatened to return money back to any politician who donated to his ministry was also reported to have asked God to punish his detractors and those firing arrows at him. “As for me, I am in high spirits. I want to assure you, those who are thinking that it is their money we will use to build this ministry, before the end of tomorrow, I will send all their monies into their accounts.” Going further, the news outlet reported that Mbaka revealed that he demanded money from Obi publicly because he wanted the process of donation to be open and transparent. “We do it outside, publicly because if I am silent, rumours will begin to spread that someone gave me $10m and why did Mbaka keep quiet? They will abuse me even if I am silent because anytime they want to attack this ministry, they will start somewhere. “If I am silent they will attack, if I talk, they will attack it. And don’t forget that the liturgy was not tampered with. I finished the mass and even removed my priestly attire. No one can fault me on that,” he was quoted to have added. Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigerian (CBCN) said the Catholic church does not support any candidate or subscribe to ideology of any political party in Nigeria as 2019 general elections approach.
The secretary-general of CBCN, Reverend Ralph Madu, made the statement at a news briefing on Thursday, December 6, in Abuja. PAY ATTENTION: NAIJ.com (naija.ng) upgrades to Legit.ng. Journalism at its best! Nigeria Latest News: Father Mbaka On Buhari, Atiku In Nigeria Election 2019 | Legit TV