Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Catholic Chaplaincy’s spiritual leader, has pleaded with his supporters to put an end to demonstrations as he passes leadership to his successor.
In a video message posted to the church’s official Facebook page on Wednesday, October 5, 2022; Mbaka made the appeal while bidding them “goodbye” and promised to be there for them.
Recently, the Adoration Ministry, which had been closed for three months, was reopened. Fr. Anthony Amadi, a priest from the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, has been appointed to take over the Adoration Ministry in place of Fr. Mbaka.
AMEN members responded to the church’s choice to send Fr. Mbaka to the monastery via a series of protests.
In this light, Fr. Mbaka, in his farewell message, said in the video; “I wish to use this opportunity to bless and encourage you as I depart to the monastery in obedience to my bishop. I want you to remain calm as written in Psalm 46:10.
“This is a time we shall know the real Adorers. Please, back me with your prayers so that I will go and embark on deeper reflections and interior waiting on the Lord. I want to remind you of Jeremiah 29:13, God will reverse everything.
“God has good plans for us and not to destroy us. This is not a time to be sorrowful. Be calm and vigilant. Stop every form of protest and demonstration. I love you and I will be with you. God bless you.”
Further, Mbaka denied reports that he prophesied against Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election.
Specifically, reports had emerged that Mbaka said if Peter Obi is not disgraced at the polls in 2023; he is not called by God.
However, the cleric said, “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 apologize, withdraw such nefarious, and satanic utterance, 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 apologized and withdrew what you said against me on that day,” Mbaka said.