President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Catholic Priest, Ejike Mbaka, on the 21st anniversary of his ordination to priesthood in the Catholic Church which comes up on Friday.
Premium Times reported presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, as stating that “The President extends his best wishes to Fr. Mbaka’s family, congregation and well-wishers as they celebrate this special occasion with him in his continued devotion to the well-being of others as a father, wise counselor, teacher and guardian,”
“The President commends Fr. Mbaka’s steadfast devotion to his vocation and ministry amply demonstrated in his love and service for his people, nation and God.
“President Buhari prays that God Almighty, who has given the cleric the strength to devote his entire life to service in the Vineyard, will continually bless and prosper his ministry.”
Mbaka became a controversial figure in the months leading to the 2015 general elections when he famously prophesied that incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan would lose his seat to his opponent Muhammadu Buhari, after having reportedly endorsed Jonathan.
The prophecy drew a lot of controversy, with some Nigerians accusing the Catholic priest of deliberately heating up the polity.