Fiery priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, at the weekend dismissed as “lies from the pit of hell” claims that he fell out with former President Goodluck Jonathan over his refusal to grant his request for oil well, adding that he has no regret predicting that the then President would be defeated in the 2015 general elections.
Mbaka, who spoke through his media aide, Maximus Ike Ugwuoke, ahead of his 21st priestly ordination anniversary, stated that despite the current sufferings experienced by Nigerians, he would not regret the 2015 change prophesy, pointing out that he had severally prophesied the current hard times bedevilling the nation.
Reacting to stories making the rounds that Jonathan rejected his request for an oil well, he stated that “these were used to water down the prophesy because people did not understand. It was even alleged that he received N5m from Buhari; you begin to wonder what is N5m 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.”
The priest maintained that the previous administration, which he alleged ran a wasteful government, should be held responsible for the present situation.
His words, “When these prophecies 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 prophesied which never came to pass; the ministry does not care how people feel about his prophecies. Some call him controversial priest; some call him fiery priest and all so on, they are entitled to their opinion. The fact remains that he is a true prophet.
“I will tell you something, it is not for us to judge prophesies. He was the only person who said Buhari would win. If it were in the olden days, all the 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. 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 was a good one or not, talking about the suffering has nothing to do with it.
“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 the January 1 this year, he said clearly that Nigerians should brace up for hard times. He said a lot of hardship was under way; this suffering Nigerians are passing through is a process of change. I’m seeing a great future for Nigerians; he made it clear that there were so many holes which needed to be filled.”
When asked whether Mbaka could then be described as a prophet of doom, he said: “No way; he is not a prophet of doom; you can’t say that this is a government of doom; this is a government that has unearthed a whole lot of things; the other government had oil boom, which they squandered, they handed over oil doom to this government; we are no longer talking of excess crude; this is what the present government is facing.”