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EXPOSED: Real Reason Behind Father Mbaka’s Suspension

EXPOSED: Real Reason Behind Father Mbaka’s Suspension

Father Mbaka’s Suspension

Following the controversy surrounding the reportedly suspension of the embattled Father Ejike Mbaka from church activities for one month, we can authoritatively report that the suspension came as a result of his professed love for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Recall Mr Mbaka on Wednesday, May 5, was asked to proceed on suspension with effect from May 3 after being summoned by Callistus Valentine Onaga, the diocesan bishop.

Mr Onaga called Mr Mbaka in following his repeated clashes with President Muhammadu Buhari and warned that his conduct was smearing the image of the church, the largest of any Christian organisation worldwide, church officials familiar with the matter told The Gazette.

Father Mbaka’s Suspension

However, a recent fact check on the story by this reporter revealed that Father Mbaka was not really suspended as a result of his feud with Buhari’s government but rather because he identified with Nnamdi Kanu by blessing him during one of his sermons at the Adoration Ministry.

Father Mbaka’s Suspension

Father Mbaka's Suspension
Father Mbaka’s Suspension

Mbaka who spoke late on Wednesday at his adoration ground after regaining freedom, practically accused the authorities of the Enugu Catholic Diocese of Mastermind.

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He said he was kept incommunicado by the Bishop, whom he further alleged planned to keep him for 30 days.

He said a lot of issues were presented against him after which the Church leadership, led by Bishop Calistus Onaga told him that he would remain indoors for one month, a period that would allow him pray and meditate over his activities.

Father Mbaka’s Suspension

Mbaka said he requested to be allowed the opportunity to come and address his parishioners after which he would shut down, “but they said no. I also begged them to allow me send another priest to come and celebrate mass for you today, they said no,” he told the parishioners.

He said Bishop Onaga upon seeing the protest over his predicament allowed him to go. Mbaka the church was strong against him for blessing Nnamdi Kanu.

“Are you the owner of my mouth? You can’t tell me who to bless? If you are not happy that I blessed someone, you have your own mouth, you can curse the person.

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“They didn’t treat me in a pastoral way and I was asking am I being punished for what?

“They said it was a meeting, but even before I reached the Bishop’s house, the conclusion has already been made. What happened to me was like the day I was shot on the road.

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“Unfortunately for them, even before the meeting, a woman was already going around bragging that the Bishop will call me for a meeting, and that I was going to leave my house here for 30 days, and that after the 30 days, I would be sent to Rome, and Adoration ministry will be closed.

“In a time and cases like this, don’t give me a punishment that will cause troubles for us because I’m not alone.”

Mbaka said that another thing presented to him was his recent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government.

“I cannot hate my brother because of some people whose hate is in their genes,” Mbaka said.

Father Mbaka’s Suspension

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