Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Nigeria, has disputed media allegations that he has disclosed; and endorsed the next governor of Enugu State.
Mbaka called such media allegations “wrong, deceptive; and ill-conceived” in a statement signed by AMEN’s spokesman, Bar. Maximus Ugwuoke, on Thursday, May 19.
He revealed that the ministry’s legal staff is working to take the media outlet that reported the alleged untruth to court.
The statement went on to say that Fr Mbaka has never and would never make hasty statements. He instead relies on divine communications as guided by the Holy Spirit, who has always backed him up.
It further urged politicians not to use Fr Mbaka or his ministry in any political manoeuvring.
“Our attention has been drawn to the report in a section of the media that Reverend Father Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), has revealed a named Governorship aspirant in Enugu as the Next Governor Of the state; and has canvassed support for a governorship candidate under a certain Political party.
“We make bold to refute the said report as it is false, misleading, and ill-conceived.
“To put the records straight, Fr Mbaka, during his last Sunday Mass, in his characteristic passion for the good of the State; and the country, prayed God to guide the Governor of the State, His Excellency, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and give him the wisdom to choose a successor that would build industries; create employment for the youths and care for the Enugu State indigenes and those residing in the state.
“He had also enjoined the worshippers to pray that the next Governor of the state shall be a man after God’s heart and not a killer, a wicked person, or someone with I don’t care personality.
“Never at any point during the said prayer did Fr Mbaka mention any preferred candidate nor enjoined the governor to consider the candidature of any named governorship hopeful.
“The satanic antics of the author of this report is to ridicule the name of father Mbaka; if their said named candidate fails to be the next governor of the state.
“We recall that these same antics were used by the same mischief makers during the last Anambra State gubernatorial election.
“For this reason, the legal team of the ministry has been detailed to trace the source of this mendacious report; and make the authors and the publishers scapegoats.
“As the 2023 general election approaches, we are warning politicians; and their supporters to stay off Fr Mbaka’s name; and the Adoration Ministry in their political propaganda.
“Fr Mbaka does not speak carelessly or out of his own volition on issues of such nature. He only speaks when the Holy Spirit propels him to speak. And the same Holy Spirit has always vindicated him,” the statement read.