Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Fr. Mbaka Suspends Weekly Crusades


Rev-Father-MbakaEnugu — Fearless Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, has suspended his weekly crusades until after the general elections, over alleged threats to his life.

A few days ago, Mbaka, known for his outspokenness, cried out to security agencies to protect him from alleged threats to his life.

Mbaka, who spoke through the media officer of Adoration Ministries, Ike Maximus Ugwoke, said if anything untoward happens to him, President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife should be held responsible.

Mbaka’s weekly crusade, which attracts no fewer than 100,000 people weekly from the South East zone and beyond, holds every Friday at the Adoration Ground in Emene, Enugu.

Following the alleged threat to the life of the Catholic Priest/Preacher, the healing, deliverance and praise and worship crusade, did not hold last Friday.

Sunday Independent reliably gathered that at the last Adoration crusade, which held in the second week of this month, Mbaka announced to his congregation that “following threats to his life, the ministry has taken a decision to suspend the crusade until after the election.”

When journalists visited the Adoration Ground, Emene, on Friday night, the entire place was like a ghost town as not even one person was seen in the vicinity.

The impact of the suspension of the crusade was also felt in the entire Enugu metropolis that used to witness an influx of people from neighbouring states and beyond every Friday for the crusade.

Bus stands that used to be filled with people waiting for commuter buses to convey them to the Adoration Ground were also empty on Friday night.

A member of the Adoration Ministry, who has become addicted to the crusade, told our correspondent on Saturday that it was unfortunate that such a crusade, which offers spiritual and physical comfort and reprieve to people in distress, could be suspended because of dirty antics of politicians who want to remain in power by all means.

Mbaka had alleged in the statement by his media officer that he was pencilled for assassination, following a sermon he delivered on New Year Eve at the Adoration Ground, where he preached against the re-election of the President.

In the statement, which was titled “Jonathan Wants Me Dead Before The 2015 Elections”, Mbaka said the police had refused to act on the allegation he made.