The honeymoon between controversial Catholic priest and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), may have ended as the party has threatened to report him to the Pope.
The party made the threat while reacting to Mbaka’s call on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari of he failed to resign over rising insecurity in the country. The party also described the call by Mbaka as ungodly, claiming that the priest is only looking for personal benefits.
NaijaNewsNow reports that the Enugu-based Catholic Priest, who actively canvassed for Buhari’s election in 2015 and 2019, asked the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to resign over the spate of insecurity in the country.
The party, however, in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena on Friday, said the priest was supposed to use “all known spiritual means of averting crisis rather than threaten a democratically elected government for his benefit while pretending to be speaking for the people.”
Charging the priest to leave political messages for politicians, the APC asks him to emulate other clergymen like Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Pastor WF Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Church, who have turned on to prayers for the country.
“It is unfortunate for a man of God who is supposed to deploy all known spiritual means of averting crisis but rather threatening a democratically elected government for his benefits while pretending to be speaking for the people.
“One would wonder who Father Mbaka is emulating because the Lord Jesus Christ did not threaten to bring down the government during his own time, in fact, Jesus Christ obeyed and honoured constituted authority. That’s why he paid his tax.
“We are calling on Father Mbaka to concentrate on his spiritual calling and stop speaking like politicians who it is obvious he (Mbaka) has been dining and wining with. If Mbaka has found another political ally, it is better to leave a political message for politicians.
“Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resign or be impeached because of the current challenges is ungodly. Father Mbaka should not, however, take his luck too far because there is a lot to tell the Vatican and the Pope about his person and his sources of inspiration.
“Emulate the likes of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG and Pastor WF Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Ministry and many other true men of God who will rather fast and pray to avert a disaster in the country instead of threatening the government of the day”, the party said.