The vice presidential candidate in a statement issued through his media aide, Val Obienyem, said he has no ill feelings toward the clergy man for his predictions, The Punch reports.
Obi said rather than criticise Mbaka for his declarations, Nigerians should always remember their priests in prayers. The politician noted that the cleric had always spoken from the higher perspective of wisdom.
The vice presidential candidate says he has respect for men of God and will always remembers them in his prayers.
”Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone; our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright," Obi said.
“While one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the higher perspective of wisdom.”
“I have full respect for men of God and will always remember them in my prayers. When they go wrong as humans, subject to human frailties, ours is not to castigate them, but to pray to God to lead them aright.”
Legit.ng had reported that, Rev Ejike Mbaka had predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, may lose 2019 presidential election
The respected cleric said this during the 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration at his Adoration Ground in Emene.
He also argued that it was the prayers on Adoration altar that made Buhari the president. Mbaka lamented that the president had refused to come and do a project for his ministry as a way of thanking God.