Popular Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of
the Adoration Ministry, Enugu State, Reverend
Father Ejike Mbaka has decried the suffering in
the land and called on President
Muhammadu Buhari to address the problems.
Mbaka said Buhari must address the
challenges in the country, or risk losing the
2019 elections, Punch reports.
“I can’t keep quiet when things are going
wrong,” he said. He urged the president to
check his advisers so as not to be led astray.
According to Mbaka, nobody is interested in
“Saraki and Ekweremadu this or that”. “To feed
is now a problem, and an hungry man is an
angry man. Hunger and anger will lead to
danger,” he added.
His message which was delivered on Tuesday
read in parts:
“The issue is that Mbaka is speaking as the
Spirit leads him – there is hunger everywhere.
My job is to tell leaders the truth, the
landlords are crying, the tenants are
lamenting, sellers are crying, buyers are
lamenting – there is hunger on the streets.
I can’t keep quiet when things are going
I am telling the President to look around him
and know those who are advising him rightly
and those who are telling him that there is no
The President should know that there is trouble
– if things continue like this, in the next
election, nobody will vote for him.
Whether they like it or not, I am speaking the
If the President should have somebody like me
and he cannot be talking with me, then there
is a problem.
There is a problem somewhere; somebody who
can advise you without asking for anything
and he is representing the poor masses in the
country and he won’t tell you lies.
He will praise you when you are doing well
and when you are not doing well, he will look
at you in the face and tell you.
I don’t need the President; I need God, I need
the Holy Spirit, I need Jesus; there is suffering
everywhere, people are suffering.
To feed is now a problem, and an hungry
man is an angry man. Hunger and anger will
lead to danger.
So, let him know whether he can do away with
some advisers around him and bring in the
people who are experts in economic revamp.
There are people who are experts in that; let
them begin to empower people, people are not
empowered, they are still walking around in
vicious circles, planning and planning and
Hunger is everywhere, many neighbours don’t
eat again, many are being attacked by
hunger, hunger is becoming a normal thing
and there are people responsible for this.
Mortuary and ambulance business is now
thriving because many cannot afford drugs.
In today’s Nigeria, many are becoming
hawkers, who will buy from you? With what?
Everyday, more pipelines are being blown, the
Avengers are at work and up till now, there is
You know when certain things begin to happen,
you begin to ask some questions, somebody
like me will begin to ask – when will this end?
If it continues in the next three months, there
will be no money to pay salaries – the vicious
effect is disastrous and when salaries cannot be
paid, teachers will come home, students will
stop going to school, there will be more
kidnappings, more hooliganism, more armed
robbery, more prostitution, immorality will be
on the increase.”
So, the President should sit up – there is a red
light blinking on the country.
The issue of Saraki and Ekweremadu, nobody
wants to listen to such stories any more,
whether Saraki is the President of the Senate or
Ekweremadu is not this or that, the
countrymen are tired of such stories.
We need economic experts, gurus, sages that are
sincere, who can come in and think about our
economic revamp and judicial reformation.”