BY: Anthony Omoregie,
Many people have been watching, analysing and making conclusions about the the drama involving Mbaka and the FG. Many angles are being made to the issue. As usual, the political, ethnic, religious etc dimensions have come in. The religious zealots have called him a Prophet.
The latest abracadabra about his vanishing and reappearing is another theatrics to his attempt to create a myth around himself. The latest news of his “suspension” by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu is trending on Social Media. If it is true, it is coming very late.
Mbaka has chosen a wrong path for a true Catholic Priest. From the on set of his political misadventures, he lacks the honour to take on the garb of social crusader, based on his bias and selective actions in the past . He is a charlatan. When I see a prophetic Clergy I know one. Bishop Kukah is one. Fr Ehusani is another. We have many of them in the Catholic Church in Nigeria . Fr. Mbaka is not one. He is a politician, using the wrong Pulpit for his own personal gain. He is our equivalent of the Rev. Jim Jones of Guyana. The way he is going now he won’t be long in the Catholic Church. I’m sure of this. He is not loyal to his Bishop and Church. He is relying on his so called popularity with the people. Religion is biggest weapon to deceive the have nots , particularly those who look up to him for their daily bread. These people don’t reason beyond the supply of bread and butter.
In the time of Christ on earth, even though the Jews did not like Him, they sought for Him after the miracles of the feeding of the multitudes. They wanted more food, even when they wanted Him dead. Those Adoration people who pulled down the Bishop’s Court are not Catholics but bread seekers!
Outside our shores, the Rev. Desmond Tutu of South Africa and the Rev Jesse Jackson of America are good examples of pragmatic Clergy who used the Pulpits to advance general interests.
I’m a Catholic and i know he is not with many of us. Fr Moses Adasu was a Catholic Priest who left the main stream Priesthood to contest election. He became the Governor of Benue State in the Second Republic in 1992. I advise Mbaka to do same.
He is embarrassing himself and the Catholic Priesthood and the Church. I will not share in any ethno religious sentiments to rationalize his actions. I’m more concerned as a Catholic Christian. Sheikh Gumi matter is different and that should be considered on its own.
This is my thinking. Once again I come in peace. Our help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Amen.