Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, Enugu Catholic priest, and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu State, has reportedly warned President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians will not vote for him in 2019 if he does not address the high level of hunger and suffering in the country.
Mbaka has been one of Buhari’s most vocal supporters since he asked Nigerians to reject the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan of PDP, during the 2015 presidential pol and predicted Buhari’s victory.
But reversively, he attacked Buhari in a recent message, details of which were obtained by journalists on Tuesday night, August 2nd.
In the message, Mbaka reportedly noted that there was too much suffering in the country, and faulted the President for not appointing the right people and listening to the wrong advise.
“The issue is that Mbaka is speaking as the Spirit leads him – there is hunger everywhere. My job is to tell leaders the truth, the landlords are crying, the tenants are lamenting, sellers are crying, buyers are lamenting,
There is hunger on the streets. I can’t keep quiet when things are going wrong.I am telling the President to look around him and know those who are advising him rightly and those who are telling him that there is no trouble.
The President should know that there is trouble – if things continue like this, in the next election, nobody will vote for him. Whether they like it or not, I am speaking the raw truth”. The message read in part.
In continuation, Mbaka reportedly said the President shouldn’t have somebody like him to be talking with and then there is a problem.
“There is a problem somewhere; somebody who can advise you without asking for anything and he is representing the poor masses in the country and he won’t tell you lies.
He will praise you when you are doing well and when you are not doing well, he will look at you in the face and tell you.” Mbaka said.
“I don’t need the President; I need God, I need the Holy Spirit, I need Jesus; there is suffering everywhere, people are suffering. To feed is now a problem, and an hungry man is an angry man. Hunger and anger will lead to danger” He lamented.
He continued that in today’s Nigeria, many are becoming hawkers, and buyers do not even have money to buy.
“Everyday, more pipelines are being blown, the Avengers are at work and up till now, there is no solution. You know when certain things begin to happen, you begin to ask some questions, somebody like me will begin to ask – when will this end? He added.
In conclusion, Mbaka reportedly said that “If it continues in the next three months, there will be no money to pay salaries – the vicious effect is disastrous and when salaries cannot be paid, teachers will come home, students will stop going to school,
There will be more kidnappings, more hooliganism, more armed robbery, more prostitution, immorality will be on the increase.”
He then admonished Buhari to sit up and stop going after the leadership of the Senate. He equally bemoaned the continuous depreciation in the value of the naira.