Fiery Enugu Catholic priest and founder of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Sunday said his life is been threatened by unknown persons for criticising President Goodluck Jonathan and calling on him to resign.
The clergy said he has been receiving threat messages following his New Year eve message titled “From Good Luck to Bad Luck” in which he said Nigeria would be heading towards disaster if President Goodluck Jonathan was re-elected.
In a sermon at the Christ the King Catholic Parish GRA, Enugu, Sunday, Rev. Mbaka said if such threats could move him, he would not even be standing before the congregation that morning.
He said, “Tell them I am not afraid of them. I have said what I was asked to say. The only word I have for them is Isaiah 54:15,17: “Surely they shall gather, but because the gathering is not of God they shall scatter. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper.”
“They said Buhari gave me money, but I have never met with Buhari. I don’t know him in person. I only delivered the message I was given and I stand by that message because the future of this country is bleak with Jonathan on the saddle.”
Mbaka said before he gave the December 31, 2014 message, he had called Mrs. Patience Jonathan severally but couldn’t get to her. “When she came here, I told her to give me her number so that I could give her messages, but thrice she refused. It was later she told one of the pastors with her to give me his number. “
“So, before that message, I had called the number for two weeks but it was always the Personal Assistant to the pastor that picked the calls. “
Mbaka, who warned that Nigeria needed change, repeated that if Jonathan was re-elected for another tenure, “the next four years will be hell for the country. People are crying of hanger but then you will see what is hunger.”