Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has confirmed the presidency’s claim that he took three men to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over a contract.
Mbaka, an ardent supporter of Buhari until recently, had told worshippers in Enugu last Wednesday that the President had failed the nation and ought to resign.
Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, replied the clergyman that he was angry with the President for allegedly refusing to circumvent contract award procedures for him.
Reacting to the presidency’s claim while delivering a sermon as seen in a viral video, the Catholic priest said the contract in question was a “contract of securing the country”.
He said: “When they talked about giving Father Mbaka contracts, I don’t want to talk about that, I was laughing. It is a laughable, childish accusation. Whoever is saying that is a shame to himself and shame to the people he is representing. The three men he talked about, I am not here to defend anybody’s stupid allegation, but God used that man to tell the world that Buhari’s government is not giving me money.
“Shehu, may God bless you for telling everybody that you are not giving me a contract. And these are the three men that we brought that will handle insecurity for the country; they had the gadgets. The white people had the facilities. That was during the first administration.
“They said they will help them in conquering insecurity. They had the platform to end insecurity in this country under one month; under Abba Kyari. I just handed them over to the government people. They denied them of this.
“I don’t even know these people. They just came to Enugu and said, can I help them reach the government, that the level of insecurity in this country and how Nigeria has been shipping their oil out, refining and bringing them back, that we are losing.”
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