While speaking through his spokesperson, Maximus Ugwuoke, on the sidelines of the activities ahead of his 21 years priestly ordination anniversary, popular Enugu-based Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Sunday, slammed former President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of having ran a wasteful government which plunged the nation into its present economic recession.
The controversial cleric who made the disclosure during his homily at Adoration Ministry in the Emene area of Enugu state, said that he had nothing to regret over his 2015 prophesy of change, where he had predicted that President Jonathan would be defeated in the presidential elections.
Mbaka who dismissed as baseless, claims that he fell apart with Jonathan over the latter’s refusal of his request for oil well, said he would not regret the 2015 change prophesy despite the current sufferings Nigerians are experiencing, adding that he had also on several occasions released prophecies on the current hard times bedeviling the nation.
“When these prophesies come, it must not be what people think or want; people are entitled to their views; those reactions mean nothing; the important thing is that there is nothing he had prophesized which never came to pass; the ministry does not care how people feel about his prophesies. Some call him controversial priest; some call him fiery priest and all that, they are entitled to their opinion. The fact remains that he is a true prophet.
“I will tell you something, it is for us humans to judge prophesies; he was the only person who said Buhari would win. If it were in the olden days, all those so-called men of God who castigated him would have received the wrath of God immediately. All of them should be ashamed of themselves now.
“When you look at that prophesy on Jonathan, he gave it and it came to pass. Don’t forget that two months before that prophesy, Jonathan’s wife came to the adoration ground; that is to tell you that the prophesy came from God; if after such visit, he had the courage to reveal such prophesy against them, that tells you that it is much more than what people think. Whether the prophesy is a good one or not, talking about the suffering, it has nothing to do with the prophesy.
“Before Buhari took over, the dollar was rising, there was already problem with our economy. They had oil boom but never saved; they just wasted the opportunity. Even the suffering we are talking about was part of his prophesies. I recall that on 31st of January this year, he said clearly that Nigerians should brace up for hard times, he said a lot of hardship was under way; what these suffering Nigerians are passing through are a process of change. I’m seeing a great future for Nigerians; he made it clear that there are so many holes which needed to be filled.”
While commenting on stories making the rounds that Jonathan rejected his request for an oil well, which led to his fall-out with the former president, the cleric said;
“These are lies from the pit of hell; these were used to water down the prophesy because people did not understand. It was even alleged that he received N5 million from Buhari; you begin to wondwer what is N5 million to Mbaka. Is it the school fees he is paying for hundreds of people? This is all propaganda.
“There was also these claims of meeting with APC chieftains before the election; he never held any such meeting; he never met Buhari before the election, there has never been any communication between them; what he has already is bigger than oil well; he is a musician and the ministry is being sustained with that”.