Enugu, 19 June, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria has, in a co-signed statement, condemned and distanced itself from what it has described as the “unbecoming and divisive utterances” from Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka.
In a Thursday, June 16 statement, officials of the Nigerian Catholic Diocese say the controversial Priest referred to Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, as a “stingy man" and “as a joker" during one of the meetings of the Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu.
The Director of the Chaplaincy reportedly made fun of the Labour Party and claimed that Mr. Obi could not be the president of Nigeria.
“The Catholic Diocese of Enugu hereby condemns and dissociates herself from such unbecoming and divisive utterances from Fr. Mbaka,” the Diocesan officials say in the statement signed by the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu, Bishop Ernest Anezichukwu Obodo, the Diocesan Chancellor/Secretary, Fr Wlifred Chidi Agubuchie, and the Vicar General, Fr, Geoffrey Aguigwo.
They say Fr. Mbaka’s remarks on Mr. Obi and the Labour Party “are entirely personal to him and do not represent the position of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.”