- Earlier, Followers of Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev Fr Mbaka has protested against Bishop of Enugu Diocese Rt Rev Callistus Onaga after he banned the ministry at the weekend
- The protesters, waving leaves, were chanting 'No more Bishop's over the pronouncement after Mbaka carpeted Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi for being a stingy man
- In a recent development, Father Mbaka has however warned his followers to desist from attacking his Bishop and noted activities at the church ground are suspended until further notice
The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Fr Ejike Mbaka, has disassociated himself from the protests in the Adoration Ground on Sunday, June 19, The Punch reports.
The protest was against the ban imposed on Mbaka by the Enugu Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev Callistus Onaga.
Onaga, in a pastoral injunction, which was read in all Catholic parishes, chaplaincies and religious formations, had imposed a ban on Mbaka ministry.
Father Mbaka warns
He directed that no Catholic faithful should henceforth go there for any activity.
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But less than 24 hours after the ban, some Mbaka’s followers thronged the Adoration Ground on Sunday, in disobedience to the bishop’s ban, and protested against him.
Father Mbaka warns followers against attacking Bishop
Consequently, Mbaka, in a statement, on Monday, June 20, disowned the protesters and warned them to desist forthwith.
He said he received with obedience the directive of the bishop and warned his followers against any measure of violence either in action or by abusive utterances.
The statement read in part:
“My attention has been drawn to activities that took place in the Adoration Ground on Sunday. I am not in any way involved in such activities.
“We received with obedience the directive issued by my Bishop, Rev Callistus Onaga, on June 17, 2022.
“May I therefore appeal to the faithful, in particular, members of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, to remain calm and united with the body of Christ in the Diocese and also refrain from any measure of violence either in action or by abusive utterances.”
Finally, Enugu catholic diocese opens up on Mbaka’s suspension
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has finally broken the silence on why it shut down religious activities at the Adoration Ministry of Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
According to the Enugu Catholic Diocese, the church was shut down on the premise of frequent disobedience to canonical laws by the priest.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Father Mbaka's ministry was on Saturday, June 18 shut down by the leadership of the Catholic Church in Enugu state.
Bianca Ojukwu reacts to Mbaka's comment calling Peter Obi "stingy"
Meanwhile, a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain has given a heartwarming detail of how Peter Obi sowed a seed of hope in the lives of three households.
The ex-beauty queen said the Labour Party candidate's kind of stinginess is worthy of emulation by all for the sake of humanity.
According to her, any progressive nation measures an individual by his values and not his vaults as seen in the world today.