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On the backdrop of the recent prophecy by the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr. Ejike Mbaka, tagging the 2023 presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi a ‘stingy man’, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the outburst saying that the cleric needs prayers.
Africa Daily News, New York had earlier reported that Mbaka had during an adoration program recently, declared that Peter Obi will never be President of Nigeria maintaining that he is too stingy and would impose poverty on Nigerians.
The comment has continued to elicit reactions from concerned Nigerians, particularly the supporters of Obi, who have taken to their social media handles to lambast Mbaka.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu also disowned Mbaka over the inflammatory political utterances, urging the general public to hold him responsible for his outings.
Reacting, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday morning, told Mbaka to go and sin no more, urging Obi to forgive him.
The statement read in part: ‘Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has praised the Enugu Diocese of Catholic Church, led by Bishop Onaga for the prompt disclaimer to the inflammatory and unwarranted assault on the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, and a Catholic brethren, Mr. Peter Obi.
‘We were not surprised that Fr. Mbaka acted as a machinery of doom paid by a South-East Governor to sow seeds of discord in attempting to halt a celebrity status of Mr. Peter Obi and his National acceptance as a unifying Presidential candidate for Nigerians.
‘Mbaka is human bound to make blunders and needs our prayers, psychological and spiritual assistance to bounce back, and we know that the Enugu Diocese of Catholic Church has cautioned him privately to refrain from political pronouncements.
‘Go and sin no more Fr. Mbaka. We implore Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, to find a way to forgive Mbaka. To err is human, and to forgive is divine.
‘Nigerians are watching keenly and waiting patiently for more paid agents from Southeastern Nigeria hired to do the campaign of calumny against the new Nigeria’s movement, ‘Take Back Nigeria Mantra’, led by the millions of Nigerians for Mr. Peter Obi.’