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‘Stingy man’: Catholic Church reacts, as Fr Mbaka attacks Peter Obi over donations

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'Stingy man’: Catholic Church reacts, as Fr Mbaka attacks Peter Obi over church donations

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu, has made inflammatory political remarks that the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has condemned and distanced itself from.

Remember that Mbaka called Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi a “stingy man” on Wednesday, claiming that unless God ceases to exist, Obi would never smell the president’s chair.

He believed that an old guy was preferable to a’stingy young man’ as president.

Mbaka’s aggressive political comments, according to the Bishop of Enugu, Rev Ernest Obodo, are divisive and violate Canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, which bans anybody from illegitimately hurting a person’s good name.

Mbaka’s views on the topic, he added, are completely his and do not reflect the Catholic Diocese of Enugu’s viewpoint.

As a result, the Bishop advised Mbaka not to make any more controversial prophesies or remarks that could inflame the political situation.

“We assure God’s people and the broader public that the Catholic Diocese of Enugu is following proper canonical procedures.”

“Finally, we implore all God’s people to continue praying for peaceful elections and to fulfill their civic responsibilities by obtaining their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) and casting their votes to elect the proper candidates.” “May Our Lady, Nigeria’s Queen, intercede for us,” he concluded.

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