Step Down For Buhari, Catholic Priest Tells Jonathan

Renowned Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka,
has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to
abandon his re-election bid so that the All
Progressives Congress candidate, Maj.Gen
Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) can emerge the
winner of the presidential election next month.
Mbaka, who heads the popular Catholic Adoration
Centre in Enugu, said this in his New Year sermon
titled “From Good luck to Bad luck,” while
addressing thousands of parishioners on
Thursday.
He urged all well-meaning Nigerians to vote for
Buhari on February 14.
According to the cleric, Jonathan has
disappointed Nigerians and cannot deliver the
dividends of democracy to the people.
Mbaka subsequently knelt down in front of the
altar, cried and asked God to give Nigeria a good
leader and not Jonathan. He used the opportunity
to beg Nigerians to vote wisely in the forthcoming
elections.
He said, “I love President Goodluck Jonathan and I
used to be his ardent fan, but I want good for my
people and that’s why I want Nigerians to vote
out Goodluck Jonathan and vote General
Muhammad Buhari. I don’t care if Buhari is a
Muslim and from the North; all I care about is that
Buhari can save Nigeria.”
Ironically, Mbaka had recently endorsed
Jonathan’s re-election.
It was learnt that the Deputy Senate President,
Ike Ekweremadu, had taken Jonathan’s wife,
Patience, to Mbaka, where the cleric said he
would pray for Jonathan’s victory.
However, after prayers, Mbaka said the sign he
received from God was that Jonathan was not fit
to rule the nation anymore.
Mbaka further explained that one of the reasons
Jonathan is no longer fit to rule Nigeria for the
next four years was the high level of insecurity
which the President had failed to address as well
as corruption in the country.
He said it was unfortunate that the over 200
Chibok girls who were abducted by terrorists over
200 days ago had not been rescued despite
series of promises made by Jonathan.
He further urged the Federal Government to
account for the missing $20bn and stop
insurgency in the country.
Mbaka maintained that Buhari could not Islamise
Nigeria as being rumoured in some circles.
He said he had never met the APC candidate but
urged Nigerians not to forget that Buhari fought
corruption to a standstill during his administration
between December 1983 and August 1985.
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