Popular Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has cleared the air over a recent media report credited to him in which it was alleged that he said President Muhammadu Buhari will not survive his illness.
The cleric explained that he only made reference to the claims reported by medical practitioners, adding that the false news was an attempt by some unscrupulous fellows to cause a rift between Adoration Ministry in Enugu and the government of President Buhari.
Speaking in a statement issued on June 30 by his media Chief, Barr Ike Maximus Ugwuoke, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka said that medical doctors in Nigeria had expressed fear over the chances of the president’s recovering from his illness. Nevertheless, according to him, he prayed to avert that. The statement reads:
“Our attention has been drawn to a report in a section of the media alleging that Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu said that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has slim chances of surviving from his ill health.
“The true fact is that there were media reports, making fuss about Mr. President’s health and insinuating Mr. President‘s slim chances of recovering from his ill health, published immediately the president went on vacation.
“Fr. Mbaka referring to the said media report during his prayers for the sick in the ministry prayed with the worshipers of the ministry for Mr. President’s healing and health after which there were lots of testimonies from the sick that were healed of blindness, elephantiasis, deafness, cancer, tumor and all other diverse healings at the end of the prayer session.
“They say the sickness is E.N.T. When it affects the ear, it affects the nose and affects the neck. We pray for our president and any one that is suffering such a dangerous disease.
“We lift our healing hands for divine healing upon our president. Wherever he is, may he be healed in Jesus name.
“The doctors in Nigeria are nursing fear that he may not survive but we have a healing God. His name is specialist in impossibilities”.
Father Mbaka is a huge supporter of the present administration and was among the few clerics who rightly predicted the victory of President Buhari during the 2015 presidential race.
Also at the beginning of this year, the priest predicted the hatching of a plot to execute the president by beneficiaries of the massive corruption perpetrated during the former government.