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Enugu Catholic Diocese condemns Fr Mbaka’s ‘stingy’ comment on Peter Obi, says his political utterances are inflammatory and divisive

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The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has condemned and dissociated the diocese from the inflammatory political utterances of Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka in opposition to Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Social gathering within the 2023 common elections.

 

The Director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy, had stated that Obi would by no means turn into the following President of Nigeria as a result of he’s ‘stingy’, including that it might be higher to have an previous man as President than a ‘stingy younger man’.

 

In a assertion addressed to all of the individuals of God, most people, and titled ‘Disclaimer; Re: Inflammatory Political Utterances By Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka,” the diocese warned Fr Mbaka to chorus from making additional provocative prophecies or utterances able to heating the polity. 

 

The assertion signed by Very Rev. Fr. Wilfred Chidi Agubuchie, Chancellor/Secretary; Very Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Aguigwo, Vicar Normal; and Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Ernest Anezichukwu Obodo, suggested the Catholic faithfuls to discharge their civic duties by getting their Everlasting Voter Playing cards (PVCs), and casting their votes to elect the suitable candidates.

 

“The eye of the Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has been drawn to the inflammatory political utterances by Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the Director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu, on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 throughout his Wednesday Adoration Programme. Fr. Mbaka throughout his preaching attacked the great fame of Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Social gathering Presidential Candidate. describing him as “a stingy man” and as “a joker”, opposite to canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Legislation which prohibits anybody from illegitimately harming the great identify of an individual. He additionally made enjoyable of the Labour Social gathering and vowed that Mr. Obi couldn’t be the president of Nigeria,” the assertion learn.

 

“This can be a clear violation of the provisions of canon 287 $2 which forbids clergymen from partaking in partisan politics.

 

“The Catholic Diocese of Enugu hereby condemns and dissociates herself from such unbecoming and divisive utterances from Fr. Mbaka. We notify most people that Fr. Mbaka’s views on the matter are fully private to him and don’t symbolize the place of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu. 

 

“In an effort to maintain him united to the Physique of Christ, we enjoin him to chorus from making additional provocative prophecies or utterances able to heating up the polity. We guarantee the individuals of God and most people that the Catholic Diocese of Enugu is taking the due canonical course of.

 

“Lastly, we urge all of the Folks of God to proceed to wish for peaceable elections and to discharge their civic duties by getting their Everlasting Voter’s Card (PVC) and casting their votes with a purpose to elect the suitable candidates.

 

Might Our Girl, Queen of Nigeria, intercede for us.

 

Fraternally Yours,

 

AM Very Rev. Fr. Wilfred Chidi Agubuchie Chancellor/Secretary CATHOLIC DIOCESE

 

Very Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Aguigwo Vicar Normal

 

Most Rev. Ernest Anczichukwu Obodo Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu

 

Enugu Catholic Diocese condemns Fr Mbaka

 

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