Mbaka made U-turn because Buhari refused to give him contracts, Presidency says


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The presidency has said that Reverend Fr Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, is begrudged because he once brought three contractors to President Muhammadu Buhari and was refused.

This is according to a statement by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s media aide.

Garba has claimed that this was why Mbaka called for the impeachement of the President.


In a series of tweets on Friday, Shehu narrated how the reverend had brought some contractors to the President after he (Buhari) won the presidential election.

“Father Mbaka asked for a meeting, and to the shock of Presidential aides, he came accompanied by three contractors,” Garba tweeted.

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He continued, “The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.

“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.

“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka.”