Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has said that the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka, remains his priest and father in faith regardless of the situation.
Obi said this during an interview on the Voice of the People 90.3 FM on Sunday.
Speaking on the radio station, Obi said, “For me, Father Mbaka is an ordained priest of God and as a priest, he remains my priest. I will always respect and show my allegiance to the church.
“Whatever he says, I will take it because he’s my father in faith. I respect him and he’s my brother.”
Vantage News reported that father Mbaka had said that the former Anambra State governor cannot win next year’s general election because he is “stingy”.
The cleric during one of his programmes last Wednesday, maintained that it would be impossible for Obi to become Nigeria’s president, adding that an old man president is better than a ‘stingy young man’.
Mbaka’s comment drew the ire of many who felt his speech was divisive. The ripples of his comment further escalated to a point the Catholic Diocese of Enugu imposed a ban on his ministry.
Vantage News also reported that father Mbaka while explaining that he was misunderstood, however apologized to Peter Obi and further blessed his endeavor.
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