Mischief-makers causing disaffection between me and Buhari —Mbaka

FIERY Enugu Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, on Thursday, made a u-turn, saying he did not make any negative prediction concerning President Muhammadu Buahri’s ill-health.

Mbaka said contrary to earlier media reports that he made negative predictions concerning the president’s ill-health, he merely alluded to the reported claims by doctors that he had slim chances of returning to the country as scheduled.

The priest, who is in charge of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, spoke through his media aide, Ike Maximus Ugwuoke, insisting that some Nigerians were trying to cause disaffection between him and the president.

According to him, “ our attention has been drawn to a report in a section of the media alleging that Reverend  Fr. Ejike Mbaka the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, said  the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu  Buhari has slim chances of surviving from his ill-health.

He added that some persons were poke-nosing into the affairs of the ministry, with a view to causing unnecessary rift between the ministry and the presidency.

“The true fact is that there were media reports, making fuss about Mr President’s health and insinuating Mr President‘s slim chances of recovering from his ill- health, published immediately the president went on vacation.

“Fr Mbaka referring to the said media report during his prayers for the sick in the ministry, prayed with the worshippers of the ministry for Mr President’s healing and health, after which there were lots of testimonies from the sick that were healed of blindness, elephantiasis, deafness, cancer, tumour and all other diverse healings at the end of the prayer session.”

He quoted Mbaka as saying that “they say the sickness is E.N.T.  When it affects, the ear, it affects the nose and affects the neck. We prayed for our President and anyone that is suffering from such a dangerous disease.

“We lift our healing hands for divine healing upon our president. Wherever he is, may he be healed in Jesus name.

“The doctors in Nigeria are nursing fear that he may not survive but we have a healing God.  His name is specialist in impossibilities.”