Catholic Diocese of Enugu disassociate self from inflammatory utterances of Fr Mbaka


The Catholic diocese of Enugu State have condemns and disassociates itself from Father Mbaka‘s unbecoming and divisive utterances against Labor Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi.

The Controversial Catholic Priest, Ejike Mbaka described Mr. Peter Obi of the Labor Party (LP) as a dream that will never come to pass.

Mbaka who made the declaration during his weekly prayer meeting on Wednesday further described Obi as a stingy man and said its better for an old generous man to win the election than an stingy politician, read here

In a press release by Catholic diocese of Enugu with caption DIsCLAIMER RE: INFLAMMATORY POLITICAL UTTERANCES BY FR. CAMILLUS EJIKE MBAKA.

It reads; "The attention of the Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Callistus V.C. Onaga, and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has been drawn to the inflammatory political utterances by Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the Director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu, en Wednesday.

"15 June 2022 during his Wednesday Adoration Programme. Fr. Mbaka during his preaching attacked the good reputation of Mr. Peter Obi. the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, describing him as "a stingy man" and as "a joker", contrary to canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law which prohibits anyone from illegitimately harming the good name of a person.

"He also made fun of the Labour Paty and vowed that Mr. Obi could not be the president of Nigeria. This is a clear violation of the provisions of canon 287 $2 which forbids priests from engaging in partisan politics.

"The Catholic Diocese of Enugu hereby condemns and dissociates herself from such unbecoming and divisive uterances from Fr. Mbaka. We notify the general public that Fr. Mbaka's views on the mater are entirely personal to him and do not represent the position of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu. 

"In an effort to keep him united to the Body of Christ, we enjoin him to refrain from making further provocative prophecies or utterances capable of heating up the polity. 

"We ussure the people of God and the general public that the Catholie Diocese of Enugu is taking the due canonical process.

"Finally, we urge all the People of God to continue to pray for peaceful clections and to discharge their civil responsibilities by getting their Permanent Voter's Card (PVC) and casting their votes in order to elect the right candidates", part of the press reads.


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