Friday, July 30, 2021

Insecurity: Buhari unconcerned because wife, children aren’t kidnapped: Father Mbaka

“Is he silent because he is dumb and cannot talk? Why is the president quiet in the midst of the evil going on in the country?

Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka and President Muhammadu Buhari
Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka and President Muhammadu Buhari

Father Ejike Mbaka, Nigeria’s fiery Catholic preacher and seer, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being taciturn amid chaos in the country because his family members are safe.

In a rapid staccato of questioning, the priest railed against Mr Buhari.

“Is the president calm because his children are not dead? Is he calm because his wife is still alive? Is he calm because those who are dying are not Nigerians?

“Is he silent because he is dumb and cannot talk? Why is the president quiet in the midst of the evil going on in the country? Shall he continue like this, and we are watching?” Mr Mbaka stated.

The Catholic priest stated this, among other things, in last week’s viral video that drew the ire of the Presidency.

In his tirade, Mr Mbaka lambasted Mr Buhari for always going overseas for medical care and appearing aloof amid the country’s ubiquitous killings and kidnappings.

Presenting Mr Buhari as inept and taciturn, the clergyman stated, “Students being kidnapped from universities, and there is leadership. It is either they are involved in it, or they should stop it.”

On the president’s habitual foreign medical trips, Mr Mbaka said, “Listen, I repeat it again: is it not shameful that a president of a country will be sick and there is no hospital in the whole country to treat him, and he will fly out?

“If other Nigerians are sick, will they fly away? Do you have the money?”

Formerly an avowed supporter of Mr Buhari, the displeased preacher revealed he would now be supporting fugitive IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.

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