Catholic diocese of Enugu southeast Nigeria is this associated herself from the inflammatory Utterances by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka on one the Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi. Branded him “A STINGY MAN”
The Church warned Rev. Fr. Mbaka to refrain from making further provocative prophecies or Utterances capable of heating up the polity.
Though the Church did not take any punitive action against Rev. Fr. Mbaka, but Condemn his actions and warned him to refrain from making further provocative prophecies.
They also urge its members to continue to pray for peaceful Elections and to discharge their Civic responsibility by getting the Permanent Voter’s Card(PVC) and cast their vote in order to elect the right leader.
“To All the People of God
To the General Public
RE: INFLAMMATORY POLITICAL UTTERANCES BY FR. CAMILLUS Ejike Mbaka
The attention of the Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has been drawn to the inflammatory political utterances by Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the Director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu, on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 during his Wednesday Adoration Programme. Fr. Mbaka during his preaching attacked the good reputation of Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate. describing him as “a stingy man” and as “a joker”, contrary to canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law which prohibits anyone from illegitimately harming the good name of a person. He also made fun of the Labour Party and vowed that Mr. Obi could not be the president of Nigeria. This is a clear violation of the provisions of canon 287 $2 which forbids priests from engaging in partisan politics.