It is finally revealed, the reason why Reverend Ejike Mbaka, priest at the Catholic Adoration Ministry in Enugu, visited President Muhammadu Buhari recently at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power.
Biafra Media Group (BMG) investigation revealed that the Catholic clergy visited the Nigerian ruler for three major reasons, of which one was to solicit for funds for his pet project. The project was clinching the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president position. Mbaka has been scavenging for funds to enable him pursue his ambition of becoming the next president of CAN.
One of our sources said the Nigerian ruler saw the development as a win-win situation for both of them and was ready to help. According to the source, Buhari needed a leader in CAN that would not present a strong opposition to his Nigerian islamization agenda, and he felt Mbaka was the man. He knew Mbaka was always ready to do anything for anyone that would help him fulfill his ambition.
Buhari knew that many Christians in the country were becoming jittery as his Nigeria islamization efforts were being exposed. He knew that the current CAN leadership was not resting on their oars to thwart his plans. This was why he obliged Mbaka’s requests, and the Catholic clergy left the Villa with a large war-chest to fund his CAN presidential campaigns.
On Buhari’s part, he was said to have also welcomed Mbaka with open hands because of his poor health which was said to be dangerously and mysteriously deteriorating fast. He needed friendly Christian leaders, in fact any friendly religious leader, to pray for him to get well.
Another reason why Mbaka got what he wanted from Buhari was because he (Buhari) had attracted a lot of hostility to his government, and in so doing, has run his government into a cul-de-sac. The genocide his men have been committing across the country against Biafrans and Shiite Muslims, and his illegal actions in court, have started to take their toll on the cohesion of his government’s activities, mostly his internationally engagements.
Also, he was not lost on the religious war that was loading dangerously in the country. He was looking for opportunities to douse it, and he does not also want the Christian community to become restive as well. Therefore, he believed that creating an image of chummy relationship with some Christian leaders would do the magic. He saw Mbaka as one of such Christian leaders that should be used.
Apart from the genocide his men had unleashed on the Nigerian population, Buhari was having serious pressure on his government for the extra-judicial detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra. Kanu’s detention has provoked an ongoing protest, both within Nigeria and internationally, in a way that is unprecedented in the annals of the country’s history. He had become jittery and in panic mode.
Coupled with Kanu’s illegal detention is also that of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, who named him as beneficiary of a corrupt act for which he (Dasuki) was being tried.