The coast appears to be clearer now for controversial Reverend Ejike Mbaka of Adoration Ministries Enugu to fulfill his long-time ambition of becoming the next president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). A source at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power, made this information available to Biafra Media Group (BMG) yesterday after Mbaka’s visit to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Long before Mbaka’s visit to the Villa, many people had started suspecting the Catholic clergy as beginning to jettison his calling as a priest and delving dangerously into politics. The people started suspecting Mbaka based on his recent proclamations and posturing in the political terrain.
Biafra Media Group learnt that Mbaka went to the Villa to, among other things, pray for the ailing president and to solicit for financial support for his CAN presidential bid. Our source revealed that the President was happy to receive the Catholic Priest and that he expressed his willingness to assist the priest in any way possible to clinch the Christian top position.
The President believed that with Mbaka as the CAN president, the Christians’ body will not oppose his Nigerian “islamization” agenda as strongly as the current CAN leadership under Ayo Oritsejafor had been doing.
According to our source, “Mbaka left the Villa with huge moral and financial support from the President. “As far as Mbaka’s ambition is concerned, I am sure funding will no longer be a problem for his ambition of becoming the next CAN President. He is well loaded” said our source.
It is however instructive to note that Mbaka turned against former president, Goodluck Jonathan, when he realized that Jonathan was not responding positively to his overtures for funding. This was the reason he campaigned seriously against Jonathan’s last reelection bid.
Few weeks ago, Aisha Buhari, wife of the current Nigerian President, visited him (Mbaka) and assured him that her husband was ready to do business with him. It was after her visit that Mbaka made a scathing remark against Biafra independent agitators. This statement shocked a lot of Biafrans who expected that as a Christian leader, and follower of Jesus Christ, he should have spoken out against the murder of non-violent Biafran agitators by Buhari’s government, instead of supporting genocide against his own people.
However, with the huge amount of money he received for his ambition from Buhari, last Friday, many Biafrans will now see Mbaka’s utterances against them as a case of “he who pays the piper dictates the tune.”