The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, a pro-democracy non-governmental organisation, has dismissed Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka’s prophesy of an assassination attempt on President Muhammadu Buhari by corrupt politicians, stressing that the prophesy was sensational and rumour peddling.
The group who described the prophesy as a “delusional fantasy” vowed to drag Mbaka to pope Francis if the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria fails to reprimand him and stop him from associating actively and notoriously with politicians at both national and regional levels within the next 21 days
Mbaka, the Head of the Adoration Ministries, based in Enugu State, had in his New Year message said some corrupt politicians were out to assassinate Buhari.
But HURIWA in a statement jointly signed by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, urged the Nigerian Catholic hierarchy to sanction Mbaka for abandoning his sacred duty and delving into politics while hiding under the canopy of his Catholic’s Priestly vocation.
HURIWA while accusing Mbaka of engaging in cheap and childish rumour mongering, enjoined the leadership of the Catholic Church to call him to order because he has become a political loose cannon who cannot separate sermons from partisan politics.
The group noted that Mbaka’s prophesy lacks scientific and empirical evidence and smacks of sensationalism and therefore qualifies as an unmitigated emotional fallacy and a misdirected outburst, which should be disregarded.
The statement said, “Fr Mbaka is putting his priestly calling and office to the pecuniary services of the All Progressives Congress of President Buhari because it is barely two weeks he was photographed smiling with his Political host in the Presidential mansion President Muhammadu Buhari that he emerged from his delusional hibernation to manufacture cock-and -bull story about some plots to assassinate Mr President by corrupt politicians.”
HURIWA said, “Is Fr Mbaka a judge who has passed presiding over cases of alleged graft involving any immediate past political officeholder and adjudged them guilty of corrupt practices? Is Fr Mbaka unaware that as the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces that President Muhammadu Buhari is the most protected citizen in Nigeria now with hundreds of well-armed and highly trained professional guards drawn from the Nigerian military and the secret police headed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s kinsman?
“Is Fr Mbaka unaware that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari is waging a counter terror war and that the armed Islamists have vowed in several media recordings to kill not just the commander-in-chief but officials of government? This Mbaka’s whitewash must be consigned to the dustbins without further delay.”