The former Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, (AMEN), Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has denied prophesying against the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi.
He disclosed this while leaving for the Monastery on Wednesday in obedience to the church order.
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Mbaka noted that there were several media reports that he prophesied that the former governor of Anambra State would not succeed in the forthcoming presidential election.
Clarifying the allegation, Mbaka said he never mentioned Obi and not to talk about him during the Sunday Mass, advising the purveyors of the news to apologise.
“After handing over to Fr Amadi on Sunday, I started hearing that I spoke against Peter Obi.
“I never mentioned Obi. Please, whoever is being used by the devil to blackmail me in the name of doing any job for anybody is satanic and they should apologise,’’ he said.
Mbaka, however, urged members of the church to remain calm and stop protesting but to pray for him.
The Enugu Diocese of the Catholic Church on Sunday announced Mbaka’s movement to the monastery.
The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria on Monday clarified that Rev. Fr. Mbaka had not been removed from the AMEN as erroneously reported in some quarters.
The recommendation for Mbaka to spend time in solitude at a monastery was hinged on the need for him to hear what the Spirit of God had to tell him.
According to him, I heard some people are planning to protest, I have not asked anybody to do that for me.
“I do not want to hear that there is any protest done to express anger towards my journey to the monastery.
“Help me; fellow adorers to stop any kind of protest that anybody will carry on my behalf to please me.
“Instead of protest, or demonstration geared towards helping me, it may jeopardise my priestly call.
“Therefore, encourage peace, love, within this time and do more of prayers and God of heaven will do the rest for us in Jesus name,’’ he said.
He said as a catholic priest, under the vow of obedience, he must obey the mother church, stressing that his absence should not bring anything that would be awful giving the devil iota of glory.