Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, the catholic priest from Enugu, has reacted to the recent upsurge of the agitation and demonstrations for Baifra state.
The man of God in a sermon at his weekly Adoration Ministry criticized Biafra supporters, defining them as 'evil'.
Mbaka advised youths in the South East and South-South to go back to their business as the protest could lead to their death.
He said: “Locking up your shops and disrupting economic activities will not add any naira to your pocket, whatever grievance you have could be resolved through dialogue.’’
The cleric lambasted those chieftains that were behind the demonstrations saying that they should use their children for the fight.
However, Father Mbaka praised President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing ministers from the zone and allocating them with good portfolios.
“President Buhari’s action has proven that the South East has not been marginalized. I would have reacted if no minister emerged from the zone,’’ he said.
The prophet described the recent free health screening initiative by the president's wife Aisha Buhari in Enugu as love for the people of the region.
Mbaka accused the Igbo leaders of not living up to the expectation of the people in the area, continuing that former governors, National Assembly members failed deplorably in discharging their mandates.
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“President Buhari is not the cause of poor roads, unemployment and other decay infrastructures in the south east, we should blame our leaders.
“Most of the roads had been awarded but our leaders squandered the fund, even the university teaching hospital in Enugu is a no-go-area and our leaders are not concerned about it,” reverend father said.
Meanwhile, he advised Nigerians to be patient with the leader of the nation as he had good plans for the country.
On the New Year eve the man of God issued a message“From Goodluck to Badluck,” that became a major talking point during the election campaign.
Father Mbaka has predicted failure for the second bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.