Presidency has revealed that Father Ejike Mbaka withdrew his support for President Muhammadu Buhari because the contracts he sought as compensation for his supports were not approved.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu made the revelation in a statement on Friday.
ALEDEH News had reported Father Mbaka called for the impeachment of the Nigerian leader and cited the spike in insecurity challenges in the country.
“House of Representatives should impeach the President if he doesn’t want to resign. If the members of these two houses do not want to impeach him and they want to begin to fight Fr. Mbaka, something worse than what they never imagine would happen to the members of the House of Senate and the members of the House of Representatives. Disaster is coming,” said Mbaka who had supported Buhari in 2015.
On why Mbaka made a sudden u-turn, Shehu said “Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”