Controversial Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has decried the desperation by some unnamed persons to drive a wedge between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The priest was reacting to reports in a section of the media that he made negative predictions about President Buhari following his treatment abroad for a persistent ear infection earlier this month.
Rev. Fr. Mbaka, who became ‘friends’ with the president after he predicted his victory in the 2015 presidential polls at a time others were predicting victory for then President Goodluck Jonathan, said he merely made reference to fears expressed by some Nigerian doctors over the chances of Buhari recovering from his ‘illness’.
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), who spoke through his media aide, Barr. Ike Maximus Ugwuoke, stressed that some Nigerians were trying to cause a needless rift between him and the Presidency.
He said: “our attention has been drawn to a report in a section of the media alleging that Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, said that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has slim chances of surviving from his ill health.
“The true fact is that there were media reports, making fuss about Mr President’s health and insinuating Mr President‘s slim chances of recovering from his ill health, published immediately the president went on vacation.
“Fr Mbaka referring to the said media report during his prayers for the sick in the ministry prayed with the worshippers of the ministry for Mr President’s healing and health after which there were lots of testimonies from the sick that were healed”.
The statement further quoted Rev. Fr. Mbaka as saying that “They say the sickness is E.N.T. When it affects, the ear, it affects the nose and affects the neck. We pray for our President and any one that is suffering such a dangerous disease.
“We lift our healing hands for divine healing upon our president. Wherever he is, may he be healed in Jesus name.
“The doctors in Nigeria are nursing fear that he may not survive but we have a healing God. His name is specialist in impossibilities”.
Mbaka noted that some persons were poking their nose in the affairs of the ministry with a view to causing unnecessary rift between the ministry and the Presidency.
“While we enjoin all patriotic citizens of this country to continue to pray for the good of the nation and her leaders, we reiterate our call on the meddlesome interlopers who busy themselves with arm-twisting issues arising from the ministry for whatever ends to desist from their wild goose chase, have a rethink and rather partake in the blessings imminent in spreading the good news of signs, wonders and miracles of God in the Ministry”, he added.