Mbaka to Buhari: Change or Nigerians will change you in 2019

Mbaka to Buhari: Change or Nigerians will change you in 2019

Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians will ‘change’ him in 2019 if he does not change his style of leadership.

The priest advised Buhari against seeking a second term, and warned that the President risks being ‘blown away shamefully’ by the wind of change which he set off when he defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

Mbaka, who was hitherto one of Buhari’s most vocal supporters, spoke during a special New Year Eve service at the Adoration Ground, in Emene, Enugu.

The fiery priest’s ‘romance’ with Buhari started at a similar event, on the eve of January 1, 2015, when he condemned the incumbent President Jonathan, in a message entitled, ‘From good luck to bad luck.’

Mbaka had, in the sermon, asked Nigerians to reject Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2015 presidential poll and predicted Buhari’s victory.

Buhari eventually won the election and, months after his inauguration, received Mbaka in the presidential villa.

However, subsequent statements attributed to Mbaka suggests that his support for Buhari was waning, and in 2016, he warned the President that Nigerians would not vote for him in 2019 if he did not address the high level of hunger and suffering in the country.