Quit priesthood and join politics, pro-Biafra group tells Catholic priest
From OKEY SAMPSON, Aba
Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned Catholic priest, Ejike Mbaka to leave Nigerian politics alone and face his spiritual calling, saying the type of dirty politics played in Nigeria was not for men of God like him.
The controversial Catholic priest had while presenting his homily on Sunday in Enugu, for the umpteenth time, castigated the administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as he restated his earlier prophecy that some people were plotting to kill President Muhammadu Buhari over anti-graft war.
In a statement, the Director General, Organisation of Biafra Music and Film Authority (OBMFA), David Chinedu Eboson warned Rev Mbaka to steer clear of the murky waters of Nigerian politics because “Nigeria politics is beyond your understanding.”
It added: “God forbid that we will be among the party that will be clapping for you while you are going wrong. He should stay clear of the Nigerian politics before it drags his spirituality to the dust. We are not saying he should not give prophecy of what God has revealed to him concerning Nigeria and as an anointed man of God, but his today’s (Sunday) Adoration preaching are far away from what is happening in the country, as if the anointing is not with him again.
“People now see him as a Priest who is always going to Aso Villa for selfish interest. He can never serve two masters at a time, if he wants to be a politician, he should forget about priesthood.”
MASSOB accused President Buhari and other Northern leaders of celebrating Mbaka’s 21 years of priesthood because he was dancing to their music, stressing that the priest could not have been wiser than all the Catholic Bishops put together.
MASSOB advised Mbaka to join those it described as freedom fighters clergies who it said are agitating for the liberation of millions of Biafrans from Nigeria’s enslavement, if he wants to win souls for God and not to soil his white rob in the murky waters of Nigerian politics.
Meanwhile, MASSOB has said it would from November 20 begin registration of Biafran artists at OBMFA national head office with the aim of having statistical records of sure artists across the world.