Father Mbaka issues ultimatum to Buhari & Emefiele
President Muhammadu Buhari has received a strong warning regarding the ongoing detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, from a charismatic Catholic priest named Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
According to reports, Mbaka returned to his adoration ministry in January, months after the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Calistus Onaga, had suspended him and sent him to a monastery.
The impassioned priest warned Buhari on Sunday of severe consequences if his administration continued to hold onto Kanu, in what may be regarded his most important message to the country since his release.
He addressed the thousands of people that were part of his Adoration.
He did not spare the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over the scarcity of the new naira notes.
Mbaka warned that Buhari and Emefiele would suffer if they did not act quickly.
He asserted, “Only in Nigeria can a judge release someone, and the administration will say ‘No,’ keeping them in custody.
“We pray for Nnamdi Kanu’s complete freedom; Ndigbo suffer because of things they are ignorant of; students and employees refuse to report to work on Mondays; our leaders don’t care; it doesn’t worry them; how can you say it doesn’t affect you? But as a leader, you should show concern.
“If God sets someone free and you claim they won’t stay free, you will regret your choice because of what God will do to you.
Why the justice system? The administration, the legislative, and the judiciary are the three branches of the government, and each will argue that the other is ineffective. I implore our authorities to free Nnamdi Kanu in the name of God and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
“The judiciary is dying, and we cannot let the introduction of new money and the shortage of fuel divert our attention. The nation will be destroyed if the government refuses to accept an individual’s acquittal by the court. As a man of God, I stand to say, liberate him. It’s a coup against the legal system.
“Do the needful; our country’s so-called leaders are causing a great deal of pain for our people; I am not a politician; I am a prophet of God. It is my responsibility to speak when God is angry and to reflect his voice when he is angry. Likewise, when God is joyful, I am to speak and do the same. The majority of the destitute are in pain.
“If keeping that young man in custody will destroy this nation, why not free him? Nnamdi Kanu’s situation is analogous to a pistol trigger, which demands caution while a loaded weapon is around.
“Don’t tell anybody he is a nobody; he represents a people and the court has said release him; why not release him, especially for health reasons?
“I have to render my voice so that when tomorrow the leaders begin to suffer calamity, they will not ask ‘what did Fr. Mbaka say’.”
Regarding the naira exchange, he claimed there was no justification for the sufferings the populace was experiencing.
Mbaka said, “People will suffer to make money and still suffer to take their money and there is still a country; tomorrow you will say Fr. Mbaka said; why do you force me to say something? I am giving both the President and the CBN governor a mandate from heaven, if they don’t want to react immediately and stop this self-imposed wicked suffering on the people, they will suffer.
“What a bunch of crap; why do you spread unhappiness around? People are sleeping at banks to receive their money; where has it ever happened? People are now selling money rather than dollars; it is now simpler to obtain dollars than naira; parents cannot afford to buy food for their children; I’m not sure how many people will still be alive when the allegedly new currency is introduced. The design of the new money is terrible, the color separation is awful, and it’s not even good;
“And everyone is discussing the next elections. Will dead people cast votes? It is time to tell Pharoah, “Let my people go,” he admonished the men of God. “Men of God you better open your tongues; I have come back from the monastery to see my people in anguish, in misery.
He bemoaned the fact that parents now spend their nights either in filling stations or at ATMs, emphasizing that “you are killing people; you are doing worse than kidnappers.” People lack access to healthcare, and by the time a doctor gets alert, the patient has already passed away.
He claimed that the new naira policy was “evil in the nation” and that 99 percent of the populace was unaware of it. Why not push out the old naira if you’re not ready with the new one?
He expressed his sadness over the fact that many Nigerians had lost their jobs since he had left the monastery.
“Do you believe that Nigerians will vote if this situation persists?” He asked.
“What is happening now is a coup d’etat on democracy. But who will say it? To buy pure water, will you do a cash transfer? Why mess up Nigeria because you people are going? Why didn’t you start it all the while? 8 years was enough for you people to stabilise it, wickedness. No job, no food, no house.
“The present government, I want to ask you, change, or you people will cry, what you are inviting, you cannot face it.
“The Hausas are crying; the Fulani are crying; the Yorubas are crying; the Igbos are crying; the Niger Delta people are crying; the Middle Belt are crying, who are you now leading?”