Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry has begged for forgiveness has apologised to the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, for his comments when the PDP presidential running mate visited his church.
Mbaka, in a viral video, had tried to extract monetary commitment from the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP.
In his earlier reaction to the video, Mbaka said God deserves money, arguing that some people were ingrate despite the fact that they were blessed after attending his programme.
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Another video has, however, surfaced on Facebook wherein the cleric apologised to Obi.
His words: "...Meanwhile, on behalf of myself, Rev Fr Mbaka Ejike Camillus, the servant and spiritual director of this Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, I wish to apologise humbly to former governor Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi who came here on Sunday for Bazaar.
"In any way, shape or form, my utterances and actions on that Bazaar induced, initiated or prompted derogatory remarks, criticisms, unhealthy attacks to his personality, I don't intend any of these. All I said on that day, I never meant to insult him nor to bring his political career down. my intention is simply to support the work of God.
"If my actions exhibited dismeanor or any unhealthy attitude that provoked even himself and those who love him that brought about these verbal attacks, I am asking whoever was, is or will be hurt to please, please and please forgive me.
"Henceforth, I will equally encourage you adorers to keep focused on Christ whom we worship here and I will ask you to seize fire; stop fighting back..."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigerian (CBCN) said the Catholic church does not support any candidate or subscribe to ideology of any political party in Nigeria as 2019 general elections approach.
The secretary-general of CBCN, Reverend Ralph Madu, made the statement at a news briefing on Thursday, December 6, in Abuja.
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