Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka has raised alarm as to his latest invitation by the operatives of the Directorate of State Security. This was while he was addressing his congregation on Sunday. The invitation, which must have been a follow-up to the religious activism the controversial cleric is noted for, has generated a lot of reactions in so many forms.
One of the reactions that came after the news of the invitation surfaced was in the form of a statement issued by the President – General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), Mazi Nnabuike Okwu. The group while reiterating reasons why the priest should be safe, has said it would not entertain any further harassment of the Igbo-Born cleric.
” I condemn the invitation because it is a plan by the Federal Government to silence Fr. Mbaka; whoever speaks without supporting the government they now come for the person, just like it banned Twitter.
DSS has no reason to invite Mbaka. The same Mbaka prophesied the emergence of Buhari, he was not invited by DSS then, but now that he is talking about the state of the nation, hunger and killings in the land, DSS came to invite him.
“But we warn that any plot against Mbaka must be resisted by Igbo youths, let nothing happen to him. This onslaught against a revered priest in Igbo land should stop forthwith.”
Nnabuike while talking lampooned the Catholic Bishop of the Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga.
“The Bishop should cease from trying to silence Mbaka. Mbaka has been talking under two past Bishops- Eneja and Gbuji, they did not disturb him. We are in the know that the FG is on the neck of Onaga to silence Mbaka.
“They want Mbaka banned and sent out of the Catholic Church. But they must know that the physical cannot control the spiritual.
“Mbaka should continue to prophesy to the world, those who don’t have such a gift are just envious of him,” he added.