ENUGU — Controversial Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka says contrary to public opinion, his meeting with President Buhari at the State House in December last year did not yield any financial gain for him, as President Buhari never gave him any money, nor did he ask for any money. Mbaka who was recently transferred from Christ the King Parish in Enugu State to Our Lady Parish, Emene, a suburb of the state, said this while speaking to newsmen at his new posting.
“When eventually I met Buhari when I went for prayers at Aso Rock, what I demanded from him was good governance for Nigeria. I didn’t ask him to give me one kobo. One kobo of Buhari has never entered my hand,” he said.
He also spoke on how his relationship with former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience, went sour.
“So the case of Jonathan and the wife, God in heaven knew that apart from the offertory the woman gave at the altar, (which amount I knew), I took that amount and put in the bag that one of the aides of the former President brought (it was a small bag filled with dollars in appreciation).
But the Holy Spirit said, send back this money and I returned the whole money plus the one she put as offertory. All of them were returned back. There is no one kobo of Jonathan or Mrs Jonathan in my hand. The Holy Spirit rejected all of them. When the saga was going on, I put my hands on the altar, swore an oath that if I ever touched Jonathan’s one kobo, may he win the election and that if I never and I was being accused of it, he would fail the election.
So, why would I take money from Mrs. Jonathan, for what? If I need money from them, I know what was offered me, but I don’t need that kind of money. At that time, people were saying N5 million, but if I tell you what I was offered, you will drop what you are holding. Two senators were there when I returned the money; one of them said ‘if he was in my shoes, he would take the money and be prepared to die’. He said a normal man of God could not return it and I said then, I was not normal.
I left the money there and came back. So, when they could not give me their number, they asked Kennedy Opara to give me his number. So, I would call Kennedy that we were praying for them to win the election. I did not prophesy the day the woman came. I was praying for them and then on December 31, the prophecy came undiluted, just like the prophecy of 2013 that Nigerian oil boom time will turn to oil doom, that Jonathan should wake up and diversify our economy, that in no distant time, our naira would have a problem, our oil would fail in the market. The warning was for us to maximise the boom time and wait for the doom period,” he said.