The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has finally broken the silence as to why they are suspending religious activities at the Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka Worship Ministry.
According to the Enugu Catholic Diocese, the church was closed on the premise of the priest’s frequent disobedience to canon law, the Guardian newspaper reported Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Callistus Onaga.
However, the suspension raised eyebrows as it was suggested it could be due to his comment, in calling former Anambra state governor and Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi a “stingy young man”.
Meanwhile, the embattled Mbaka has settled with Peter Obi open to his controversy apologized for his first comment calling him an evil and miserly man.
In a statement signed personally by Mbaka on Friday, June 17, Mbaka stated that his The intention is not to slander Obi or his supporters, but to pray for them.
He urged Obi and his supporters to understand what he said and forgive him.< /p>
The man of God added that the former governor of Anambra is his brother, whom he loves and prays for.
His statement reads:
“In any way the supporters of Mr. Peter Obi feel attacked by my statements or however I was misunderstood by them, I ask for your understanding and forgiveness.
“It is not my intention to attack or slander Mr. Peter Obi. He is my friend and will always be my friend and brother. I love him and wish him every success. May God bless him and his good supporters. God’s will be done in his political endeavors.
“The followers of Peter Obi are the same youth I pray for, sacrifice for, fight for, speak for and work for their holistic well-being.
“What the young people are going through and their condition gives me sleepless nights. For this reason, I long for good governance and worthy leaders to care for it.
“We are going through indescribable, unbearable and undeserved hardship in this country. I pray for divine intervention.
“I’m not in any political party, but I support good people and good governance. Any good person that God can give us is my preferred candidate.
“I am a servant of God; For the sake of peace, I apologize if I am misunderstood. And for Peter Obi himself, I ask God to bless him and manifest his will in his life. If God says yes, who can say no? And if God says no, who can say yes?”