ENUGU (9News Nigeria) – Report reaching 9News Nigeria has it that the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has suspended Father Mbaka over rigmarole brawls between Buhari’s aides and the catholic priest.
9News Nigeria learnt that following escalating confrontation between Father Mbaka and Buhari’s aides, the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Reverend Callistus Valentine Onaga waded in and summoned the Adoration Ministry priest for discussions.
It was learnt that after deliberations, the catholic diocese issued a suspension order to Father Mbaka restraining him from carrying out official catholic church functions under the diocese but allowed him to continue with his adoration ministry activities.
The suspension of Father Mbaka will last for one month starting from May 3rd 2021.
Father Mbaka was said to have remained in the diocese for some time which led to his followers protesting and destroying properties at the diocese as they demanded for the release of the priest.
Later on, on Wednesday 5th May 2021, Father Mbaka emerged and returned to the Adoration Ministry ground where he addressed his already tensed followers thereby inciting them against the Catholic Bishop of Enugu state accusing him of collaborating with the politicians against him.
As at the time of this report, 9News Nigeria has not been able to confirm the suspension of Father Mbaka as calls to the Bishop and the Diocese’s Social Communications Director numbers 08036765992 and 08034578988 were not picked.
Father Mbaka who was passionately in support of Buhari’s candidacy 2015 and 2019 and even calling him the political messiah of Nigeria recently heightened vehement criticism against the Nigerian president accusing him of nepotism and colossal bad leadership. These criticisms drew back and forth countering war of words between the cleric and President Buhari’s aides.