- Reverend Father Ekije Mbaka has responded to threat made by the APC about his comments on the Buhari regime
- The religious leader disclosed why Pope Francis would not fault him for criticising Buhari
- The cleric was once a strong supporter of the Buhari administration
Reverend Father Ekije Mbaka has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is free to go to Rome and report him to Pope Francis.
Legit.ng recalled that the APC had threatened to report Rev Mbaka to Pope Francis after the cleric called for President Buhari’s resignation.
However, Mbaka during a sermon on Sunday, May 2, which was broadcasted via Facebook, said he will get commendation from the pope if he is reported to the Vatican.
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, stated that the pope will be pleased that he is criticizing what he described as a bad government in Nigeria.
''The pope will clap for me if he hears that I am challenging a bad government in Nigeria. So, the APC can go ahead and report me to him.
“The Pope may even give me a position I may not want to handle.''
Meanwhile, Father Mbaka has discredited claims by the presidency alleging that he (Mbaka) is aggrieved with President Muhammadu Buhari because the president did not award contracts to him.
He described the allegations against him as childish and laughable.
The cleric, however, admitted that he led three men to meet with the president during his first tenure.
In another news, 38 out of the over 100 aspirants who participated in the APC examination for chairmanship aspirants in Kaduna state failed.
Daily Trust reported that the examination was part of the party’s screening exercise for aspirants ahead of its primaries slated for Wednesday, May 5.
The result released on Saturday, May 1, showed that 75 aspirants out of 115 that sat for the examination were declared suitable to participate in the primaries.
Meanwhile, the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has kicked out calls for secession, saying Nigeria is better as one country than separated.
He warned those beating the drums of war to remember what such actions did to countries like Iraq and Sudan, The Cable reported.
The APC chieftain disclosed this while giving a speech at a special Ramadan prayer in Lagos on Sunday, May 2.