Buhari hosts Father Mbaka, hails his “courage”

FILE PHOTO: Rev. FR Ejike Mbaka and President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that one of the best exhortations to the nation he has heard from the pulpit was the one made early this year by Father Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu.

The Catholic priest backed Mr. Buhari’s bid to become president, and openly castigated former President Goodluck Jonathan whom he supported earlier, in the run up to the 2015 presidential polls.

Father Mbaka told his teeming followers that Mr. Jonathan would not be re-elected because of pervading corruption and insecurity in the country.

Receiving the priest at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, President Buhari praised Father Mbaka’s “exemplary courage”.

“Thank you very much for what you have done and said. It brought you out to the whole country as a man of courage.

It was honest and well delivered,” the president said. “It has gone into the records as one of the best concerns expressed from the pulpit, not because it favoured me and my party, the All Progressives Congress, but because it was good for the country.”

President Buhari reaffirmed his conviction that change will come to the country, “with a lot of hard work, despite the security and economic problems”, a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said.

He appealed for the continued understanding and patience of Nigerians.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was present at the meeting with Father Mbaka, described the priest as a man “who stood for truth and propriety, and declared corruption unacceptable”.

He added that the Buhari administration “is committed to truth and justice, and won’t encourage corruption in any way”.

Fr. Mbaka said he was happy with the mission and methodology of the Buhari administration.

He also wished the president a happy 73rd birthday.


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  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Father Mbaka, well done. PMB, we love you. Happy Birthday once again.

    • share Idea

      There is nothing we will not hear from clueless leader supporters – GEJ tried to ban his account, tell that to the marine as GEJ is epitome of rule of law and he believes that his presidency does not what the blood any individual.

      • Gugurus Ekpa

        Share idea,

        Are you sharing an idea or are you sharing flicks of inarticulate nonsense?

        • Otile

          Diaper sniffer, do you ever make sense in your miserable life? Dan iska

  • easterner

    The praises of man must have appreciation in return. The Almighty God is never mocked. Oh how I adore this Jehovah God.

  • Otile

    After all the recent harassment, illegal detentions, massacres, and deaths of innocent people Fr Mbaka must be in sorrow to have helped elect Imam Buhari. His visit to Aso Rock is definetely to whisper to Imam to take it easy on innocent people.

    • Reason-ability

      I recommend two great Igbo people as Leaders for the Igbo people. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Father Mbaka.

      • Otile

        Keep your recommendation to yourself great Igbo people know what they want, pretty soon your recommendation will expand to Wike, Rotimi Oyenusi, and Alhaji Rochas.

        • Gugurus Ekpa


          Are your diapers wet again? Do you need your diapers changed? LOL.

          • Otile

            Diaper sniffer, I know you will not fail to add your nasty voice. Islamic terrorist.

          • Gugurus Ekpa


            Did you receive your daily 5 ounces of milk from mommy’e bosom this morning? Did she change your wet diapers?

      • kinsly

        Olisa is not reliable, very soon his name will come up in Jonathan’s looting Bazar. Just watch out.

      • Patarium

        Mumu, Olisa Agbakoba is not Igbo.

  • SAM .A

    Father Ejike Mbaka is a true man of God.He is not one of these commercial pastors that has taking over Nigeria’s spiritual landscape, where every one is a prosperity preacher , the church members waka on legs the pastor flies in Jets . Please ask them has Heavenly Father ever come down to ask for money ?

  • favourtalk

    May the Lord bless the courage given to Mbaka to speak the truth out during and after the election. It takes a man with bug grace to say all that aloud in the midst if fear and anxiety. God bless PMB and nigeria

  • Aremu Mathew Okikiolu

    Some people have decided to degrade themselves to become morons. Is Agbakoba not Igbo? How can some people be such haters of their fellow human being? Terrible.