Prominent Catholic Cleric, Rev. Fr. Mbaka Asks Jonathan To Step Down For BuhariFeatured, Latest News, News, Nigeria 2015 Election Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
From Collins Amadi – Preparations to February general elections have continued to take various intriguing dimensions as another popular southeastern Nigeria Cleric, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has withdrawn his support for President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to step down for the opposition candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
Rev. Mbaka who is the head of Catholic Adoration Centre in Enugu, has previously announced his support for President Jonathan’s re – election, but complained he backed out as the vision he received from God indicated that Mr. President was not capable to govern Nigeria.
The clergyman in his New Year message weekend specifically hinged his decision on failure of President Jonathan to tackle high level of rampaging insecurity as well as corruption in the country.
Rev. Mbaka who lamented over 200 Chibok secondary school girls who are still being held by Boko Haram insurgents over eight months ago, in spite many futile efforts by the present administration, challenged the Federal Government to account for the missing $20 billion.
He confessed he has never met with Gen Buhari in his life, but was impressed by his fight against corruption when he was Military Head of State, between 1983 and 1985, stressing that the allegation against him on Islamization of Nigeria was propaganda.
Rev Mabaka emphasized despite that he was one of President Jonathan’s admirers, yet he wanted the best for his people, therefore, had no choice than to support Gen Buhari and enjoined others to do the same.
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