Archbishop Of Lagos Condemns Mbaka’s Involvement Into Partisan Politics:

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The Archbishop of Lagos Catholic church Adewale Martins, says that the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, could be banned from preaching if he continues to involve himself into partisan politics.

The Priest who was appointed Archbishop of Lagos by the Pope in 2012, said this during an interview with BBC Igbo while reacting to Mbaka’s prophecy that Hope Uzodinma would replace Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State.

Micbloggy News recalls that Rev Fr Mbaka had on New Year’s cross over service prophesied that Hope Uzodinma would emerge as governor in 2020, a prophecy which came to pass on Tuesday when the Supreme Court nullify the position of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and named Uzodinma as the duly elected governor.

Reacting to the prophecy which has caused more harm than good in the country, the archbishop said Mbaka is under the Diocese of Enugu and so, does not report to him.

He, also stressed that, if Mbaka continues in the this way with which he is doing things, the Catholic Church may stop him from preaching.

In response to the to a question asked by journalists, Martins said, “Fr Mbaka is under the leadership of the Bishop of Enugu Diocese and therefore he has the onus to caution him.

“It must be giving him a bit of a headache and I feel sorry for him and I hope he will find some way of dealing with this matter that has been recurring. Of course, what could be done in the end is either to say ok you receive the sanction of being stopped from public ministry. That is a possibility. If it is not done, there must be a reason.”

Record shows that Martins who was ordained a priest in 1983 in the Catholic Church does not engage in partisan politics in Nigeria.

On the other hand, He stated that even if Rev Fr. Mbaka received a prophecy from God, he suppose to use wisdom by making sure that his conduct corresponds with the scriptures and the doctrine of the Catholic Church.

The archbishop said, “It is utterly surprising that Fr Mbaka would go as far as naming one person as governor against another. It is embarrassing when you hear of priests or people in position of authority making statements that are clearly partisan as far as politics is concerned.

“The position of the Catholic Church on matters that have to do with politics is not to be partisan in statements that are made. Of course, we as a church cannot be oblivious to political events and happenings in the country or the world at large and therefore we must speak from the point of view of principles.

“The priest who believes he has a gift of prophecy has to test whatever has been told to him in the light of the scriptures, in the light of the teachings of the church and in terms of the authority that has been given to leaders in the church.”

The Priest totally condemned the act adding that such is completely unacceptable in the Catholic dogma.

“Therefore, this kind of prophecy or vision that Fr Mbaka is talking about is certainly not the kind that we expect of priests in the Catholic Church,” he said.

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