– Patrick Kelechi
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), has denied prophesying against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
During Sunday mass, the reaction followed reports that Mbaka prophesied that the former governor of Anambra state would not succeed in the forthcoming presidential election.
But clarifying the allegation, Mbaka said he “never mentioned Obi, not to talk about Peter’ during the Sunday mass”, advising the purveyors of the news to apologise.
“After handing over to Fr Anthony Amadi on Sunday, I started hearing that Fr Mbaka spoke against Peter Obi.
“I, Rev Fr Mbaka on that Sunday never mentioned Peter not to talk of Obi. Please whoever is being used by the devil to blackmail me in the name of doing any job for anybody, is satanic and should apologise, withdraw such nefarious, and satanic utterances and be careful when you want to harm the image of a man of God.
“Whoever did that, I have forgiven you, but I want to hear that you have apologised and withdrew what you said against me on that day. Just to put the Adoration ministry in trouble.
“Please as I have said, I heard some people are planning to protest. I have not asked anybody to protest for me. And I don’t want to hear that there is any protest done to express anger towards my journey to the monastery.
“Help me fellow adorers to stop any kind of protest that anybody will carry on my behalf to please me. Instead of the protest, or demonstration geared towards helping me, it may jeopardize my priestly call.
“Therefore, encourage peace, encourage love, within this time and do more prayers, and God of heaven will do the rest for us in Jesus name.”
On his journey to the monastery, Mbaka said: “I want to use this opportunity to bless you, encourage you as I depart to the monastery in obedience to my Bishop, His Lordship Callistus Onaga, I am going to the monastery under priestly obedience and I wish to encourage you fellow adorers to remain calm and be still.
“This is a time we shall know real adorers. Please back me with your prayers so that I will go and embark on deeper reflection, sober contemplations and interior waiting on the Lord.
“I want to assure you that God has plans for us for a future and hope and not of disaster. Use this opportunity to call on God for integral wellness and well-being of the adoration ministry that is the apple of God’s eyes.
“I wish to inform you fellow adorers that this is not a time to be cantankerous, sorrowful, and angry unnecessarily.
“Stand up in faith and I plead, do not give the devil any opportunity. As a catholic priest, I must obey the mother church under the vow of obedience. Please, in my absence don’t do anything that is awful, anything in any way shape of form give the devil iota of glory. Let us not fall into any trap that the devil has set.”
Speaking of the new director, Mbaka urged all adorers to obey, pray and listen to Fr Anthony Amadi, noting that he will be back in a short while.