The Presidency has revealed the reason for the recent attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari by Enugu-based Catholic priest, Ejike Mbaka.
PlatinumPost reports that Mbaka, who supported Buhari in both the 2015 and 2019 elections, had a few days ago called for the president impeachment following the worsening security situation in the country.
But a statement on Friday, signed by Garba Shehu,
Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, said the sudden change of tune of Mbaka was a result of his inability to secure government contracts.
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The statement titled : ‘Father Mbaka Is Everything Apart From What He Claims To Be’, read in full: “An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage, will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”