Vocal Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka at the weekend called on Nigerians to wake up and reclaim the country from wicked and mindless politicians seeking to destroy it due to their greed and selfishness.
Mbaka, who made a scathing criticism of political leaders in the country across party lines said both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have betrayed and squandered the confidence and trust of the people.
While reviewing the state of the nation as Nigeria marks it’s 58 Independence anniversary tomorrow, Fr Mbaka, who spoke during his weekly prayer programme at Adoration ground, Emene, Enugu, said the only option left was for the people to rise up and confront the oppressors with a view to effecting real change.
“Those of you keeping quiet should check oh. If we allow these people the situation will remain like this till we all die. Our leaders are wicked and Satanic. I have looked around and noticed that all of them are selfish. They are not thinking for the wellbeing of the people they should be leading and taking care of. And wickedness will attract evil to them.
“Wicked to the level of allowing their subjects to be dying of hunger, dying out of poor medical assistance and when any of them is sick they will fly abroad, shame! When you are hungry you go and eat Mama-put and your children are dying in the house, why don’t you cook the food in the house?
“People of God stop being silent even if the priest is silent, because they can punish the Bishop, but they cannot they cannot punish you people. Your destinies are at stake, wake up and say no to this evil nepotism in the name of democracy.
“Our leaders have failed us, and all of them visit abroad when they are sick and come back. One day God will raise a government. One day God will raise a government that will punish all the past leaders that have not done well.
“Like this case of Buhari and co, all this money they said they have recovered, where is the money, from who and who did they recover the money from? When will the recovered money be made use of? Who actually is fooling who?
“By Monday now we will celebrate independence; how many years, 58? A man who is 58 years and still wearing pampers! Zero power stability. Go to this Kenya of yesterday, go to this Ghana of yesterday; and the worst is that most of what they use to develop their wealth come from this country. What wickedness.
“That is why all of them are fighting Buhari, because he said stop looting, but the corruption he came to fight started fighting him; and fought him down. Now you people cannot be silent again.
“APC, PDP and they are now deciding the destiny of everybody! Its better you don’t even travel out, if you travel out and come back your mentality will change, you will ask yourself are we still staying in the same world?
“We know all of them. The hour has come when you people should tell A, B, C, D don’t go even if you rig the election you will not be our so, so, and so. It’s not a matter of rigging it and continuing and we keep silent. You think God will come down and bath you by himself? God will come down and put your cloth upon you? God will come down and cook food for you? After defecating God will clean your stool for you? There are many things God will not do for us. We must stand up and resist these evil forces. This is criminality.”
The priest further alleged that during former President Jonathan’s time no federal road was built in the entire South East zone of the country.
Fr. Mbaka also kicked against the former Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani being given the PDP ticket to contest Enugu East senatorial district election in the coming poll, saying that it was under his administration that 14 worshippers died mysteriously in his adoration programme, even as he alleged that the former governor’s regime was characterized by violence.
The fiery priest charged Nigerians to wake up and challenge the powers that be, saying that even if they want to use the security agencies to intimidate them, there must be a limit to their impunity.
He said it was the silence of the people that was fueling the brazen impunity, corrupting and electoral malpractices.