Following his controversial and caustic sermons especially on political events, the Roman Catholic Church, has transferred Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka out from the Adoration Ministry four months after the activities of the ministry was suspended.
To cut him to size, the fiery priest has been sent to the Monastery for penance.
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Callistus Onaga, had on Saturday, June 18, 2022 banned Catholic members from attending activities at the ministry, following scathing remarks against the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by Fr. Mbaka, who is the spiritual director of the ministry.
Mbaka who was also suspended from presiding any activity of the church, had during his weekly ministration service on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, said Mr. Obi would not be president of Nigeria in 2023 because he is a “stingy man who does not give out money to people.”
The church’s latest decision to redeploy the priest is already generating protest from his followers.
The Adoration Ministry, after its closure for about four months, was re-opened Sunday, but surprisingly, Fr. Mbaka emerged with another clergy from the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Anthony Amadi whom he announced as his replacement to take charge of the Adoration Ministry forthwith.
Mbaka has been sent to Monastery and the transfer is with immediate effect, but this has been rejected by his ardent followers.