Stingy Man Jibe: Enugu Catholic Diocese Distances Self From Fr. Mbaka Remarks Against Peter Obi - Matrixliveng
Stingy Man Jibe: Enugu Catholic Diocese Distances Self From Fr. Mbaka Remarks Against Peter Obi
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Stingy Man Jibe: Enugu Catholic Diocese Distances Self From Fr. Mbaka Remarks Against Peter Obi

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The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has distanced itself from an alleged inflammatory remark made by the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against former governor of Anambra and Presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi, describing him as a ‘stingy man’ and a ‘joker’.

The Diocese in a disclaimer, signed by the Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev. Ernest Anezichukwu Obodo, on Thursday titled “Inflammatory Political Utterances By Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka noted that the 1983 Code of Canon Law prohibits anyone from illegitimately harming the good name of a person.

According to Obodo, Fr. Mbaka also violated the provisions of canon 287 §2 which forbids priests from participating in partisan politics.

“The attention of the Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Callistus V.C. 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 during his Wednesday Adoration Programme, Fr. Mbaka during his preaching attacked the good reputation of Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, describing him as “stingy man” and as a “joker”, contrary to canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law which prohibits anyone from illegitimately harming the good name of a person”

He also made fun of the Labour Party and vowed that Mr. Obi could not be the president of Nigeria. This is a clear violation of the provisions of canon 287 §2 which forbids priests from participating in partisan politics.

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu hereby condemns and dissociates herself from such unbecoming and divisive utterances from Fr. Mbaka.

 We notify the general public that Fr. Mbaka’s views on the matter are entirely personal to him and do not represent the position of the Diocese of Enugu. In an effort to keep him united to the Body of Christ, we enjoin him to refrain from making further provocative prophecies or utterances capable of heating up the polity” the statement reads.

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