The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, to emulate the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye who “prays and fasts” to avert crisis in the country.
While reacting to the comments credited to Mbaka, the APC in a statement by its deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Friday, said the Catholic priest is threatening the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a sermon on Wednesday, Mbaka asked Buhari to resign over the worsening insecurity in the country.
He also said God is angry with the president over his inaction on the widespread killings across the nation,asking the national assembly to impeach Buhari if he fails to resign.
But in the statement on Friday, the APC said if the priest continues to “cause disaffection” for the government, it will report him to Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church worldwide.
The APC said Mbaka is supposed to use “all known spiritual means of averting crisis but rather threatening a democratically elected government for his own personal benefit while pretending to be speaking for the people.”
“One will wonder whom Father Mbaka is emulating because the Lord Jesus Christ did not threaten to bring down the government during his own time. In fact, Jesus Christ obeyed and honoured constituted authority.
“That’s why he paid his tax. We are calling on Father Mbaka to concentrate on his spiritual calling and stop speaking like politicians who it is obvious he (Mbaka) has been dining and wining with.
“If Mbaka has found another political ally, it is better to leave a political message for politicians.
“Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resign or be impeached because of the current challenges is ungodly.
“Father Mbaka should not, however, take his luck too far because there is a lot to tell the Vatican and the Pope about his person and his sources of inspiration,” the statement said.