Lagos, 10 January, 2020 / 9:43 am (ACI Africa).
A Nigerian Archbishop has termed as “surprising” and “embarrassing” claims that a Catholic priest in the West African country is partisan in the country’s politics, having expressed explicit support for a State Governor.
“It’s utterly Surprising that Fr. Mbaka would go so far as to name one person as governor against another,” Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese said in a “BBC” video clip availed to ACI Africa in reference to Fr. Ejike Mbaka of Enugu Diocese in Nigeria.
“It is embarrassing when you hear of priests, people in position authority, making statements that are clearly partisan as far as politics is concerned,” Archbishop Adewale added.
“The priest has been causing plenty political and other havoc for years,” a source within a Nigeria-based academic institution told ACI Africa Thursday, January 9 and added, “I got the video clip on our platform yesterday.”
“The issue has been in the dailies this week,” the Nigerian source confirmed to ACI Africa and referencing Archbishop Adewale’s video clip, the source said, “It was forwarded to our Academic Staff Platform. It's going viral on other platforms.”