Saturday, January 3, 2015

Catholic priest, Rev. Mbaka asks President Jonathan to step down for Buhari

Renowned Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to abandon his re-election bid so that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) can emerge the winner of the next month presidential election.

Ironically, Mbaka who heads the popular Catholic Adoration Centre in Enugu, had in early November last year endorsed Jonathan's re-election when First Lady Patience Jonathan attended the 2014 Adoration Thanksgiving And Bazaar event in Enugu. At the event he said Jonathan has done well despite distraction so he must come back in 2015.

The cleric in his New Year sermon titled "From Good luck to Bad luck," while addressing thousands of parishioners on Thursday, urged all well-meaning Nigerians to vote for Buhari on February 14.

"When the Goodluck met the Yar'adua, the Yar'adua had badluck and died. Before we knew it, when the Goodluck met our oil, our oil had bad luck and poured away. Before we knew it, Goodluck met our naira, our naira had a bad luck. Where are we going in this country, shall we continue to experience the bad luck?" He said

Mbaka subsequently knelt down in front of the altar, cried and asked God to give Nigeria a good leader and not Jonathan.

He said, "I love President Goodluck Jonathan and I used to be his ardent fan, but I want good for my people and that's why I want Nigerians to vote out Goodluck Jonathan and vote General Muhammad Buhari. I don't care if Buhari is a Muslim and from the North; all I care about is that Buhari can save Nigeria."

Mbaka maintained that Buhari could not Islamise Nigeria as being rumoured in some circles.

He said he had never met the APC candidate but urged Nigerians not to forget that Buhari fought corruption to a standstill during his administration between December 1983 and August 1985.

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