As controversial cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka celebrates his 20 years Priesthood Anniversary today, 29th July, President Muhammadu Buhari has released a statement through his media aide to celebrate him. President Buhari described Mbaka as a “great priest who is not afraid to speak truth, even at the cost of his own life.”
The statement President Buhari‘s media aide released reads as follows;
Mbaka is a great priest who is not afraid to speak truth, even at the cost of his own life or being hated by those in power. He rose to the occasion to add his voice in support of good governance and identify with ordinary Nigerians in the face of despair and uncertain future. Though honest opinions attract hostility from leaders detached from reality, history would be kind to Father Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks.
Recall that Rev. Fr. Mbaka who is the leader of Adoration Ministry in Enugu State spoke openly against the then President Goodluck Jonathan labeling him as “badluck” to Nigerians. This was just before the presidential elections that ushered in President Muhammadu Buhari into office.