Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has written Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, reporting Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka to leadership of Vatican.
Omokiri wrote the letter on behalf of Jonathan’s media office.
And Omokri, in a letter on Sunday, accused the Enugu-based Catholic Priest of having left the calling he took holy oaths to abide by, to dabble disastrously in politics.
Omokiri urged His Holiness, the Pope, to investigate Rev. Mbaka and take appropriate action against him.
The letter he signed on behalf of the media office of the former President, added, “You may or may not have heard of a certain Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest in Enugu, Nigeria, who has left the calling he took holy oaths to abide by, to dabble disastrously in politics.
Omokri recalled that between 2015-2016, Mbaka made public pronouncements (Prophecies) which among them were that God had revealed to him that He was displeased with then President Goodluck Jonathan.
Omokri said Mbaka had claimed that God had revealed to him that Buhari was the right man to rule Nigeria.
“He also in the year 2015 made false allegations against Mr. Jonathan, to the effect that Mr. Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, wanted to assassinate him,” Omokri added.
“That I am willing to make an oath on a sworn affidavit that that allegation is false, and that at the material time when he made that allegation, I called on Reverend Mbaka to substantiate them with evidentiary proof, of which he never did.
“That again in 2019, after Nigerians had gone through so much hardship under the said Major General Buhari, a man of very strong religious bias, Reverend Mbaka made pronouncements to the effect that Nigerians should continue with Buhari, after he had publicly humiliated a fellow Catholic, Peter Obi, on December 3, 2019, for failing to make a public donation, and called him “stingy” and said “the way you and Atiku are moving will end in shame.”
“It should be noted that Father Mbaka’s actions go against 2 Corinthians 9:7:
‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’
“And then when Father Mbaka made a volte face on April 29, 2021, asking his former friend, and now President Buhari, to resign, the President’s spokesmen revealed the next day that Reverend Mbaka had requested for contracts as pecuniary compensation for his support for Mr. Buhari, and when this was not acceded to, he went rogue.
“Your Holiness, By virtue of the Public Procurement Act of 2007, it is a criminal offence to demand and get a government contract without an open public and transparent tender. To legally get a contract in Nigeria, you must tender publicly, and the government must accept the lowest bid. Anything short of that is not just criminal, it is also unethical and unbecoming of a Catholic priest.
“In the opinion of many Nigerians, Reverend Father Mbaka has brought the Catholic Church into disrepute, and undermined the faith of the faithful, by his conduct.
“I therefore call on Your Holiness to investigate this matter, and take proper measures to ensure that there is discipline within the Catholic Church in Nigeria