Presidency claims impeach Buhari comment was because Buhari refused him contracts
President Buhari’s men on Friday revealed that outspoken catholic cleric; Fr. Ejike Mbaka wants President Buhari to be impeached because the President refused to award him a contract after supporting his election in 2015 and 2019.
This comes on the heels of Fr. Mbaka’s call on the President to resign or the House of Representatives to impeach Buhari over his poor handling of insecurity in the country, which had led to deaths of hundreds of people within the month of April alone.
In a press statement titled: “FATHER MBAKA IS EVERYTHING APART FROM WHAT HE CLAIMS TO BE” and released by the State House on Friday, the Presidency narrated how the relationship between the political cleric and Buhari’s Presidency fell apart.
The presidency’s statement, which was signed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, partly read, “An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”
Mbaka’s contentious impeach Buhari remarks were made last week during one of his homilies at his Enugu based adoration ministry.
The clergy had lamented that Nigerians cannot continue with the incessant killings in the country, adding that Nigerians are crying because they do not have a Shepherd and that President Buhari should resign or be impeached.
“Let me tell you; if it is in a civilized country, by now, President Buhari would have resigned with what is happening.”
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Mbaka had also warned the lawmakers that should they fail to impeach Buhari and begin to attack him, something worse than what they can never imagine ”will happen to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives”.
Mbaka also frowned at the activities of herdsmen that destroy the farmland of people without any repercussion.
The catholic priest, who had been an ardent support of the President, also warned church leaders and Nigerians not to come after him for making a U-turn.
”A good coach cannot watch his players to be defeated when he has players sitting down on the bench. It is either Buhari resigns by himself or he will be impeached.
”This statement is too mysterious and supernatural; I know many people will begin to fight it, saying did you not pray for Buhari? Did Samuel not anoint Saul? Am I the creator of Buhari? God created him, Nigerians supported him because he did well sometime. But now, how can people be dying and the chief security officer of the country will be sitting down without making any comment? Gunmen attacking people everywhere.”
“I pray that the church leadership will understand me as a messenger of God and not begin to attack me because the danger is going to affect the church.
“When gunmen begin to strike inside the church, they will begin to kill one man of God or the other or even members of the church. Who will go to church again? The priests will lose their job; the Bishops will lose their jobs. So you better keep quiet or support what I’m saying,” Mbaka added.