Why I discussed contract award with Buhari administration – Mbaka

Controversial Catholic priest, Ejike Mbaka, who has fallen out with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, has responded to the accusation by Nigeria’s presidency that he was a disgruntled contract-seeker.

A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, took on Mr Mbaka after the priest called for the president’s impeachment over the rising insecurity in the country.

Mr Mbaka, in a video clip posted on the Punch Facebook page, did not deny discussing the contract award with the administration officials, but said he did it with the intention of helping to find a solution to Nigeria’s security challenges.

The video was taken during a Catholic Mass, apparently, in Enugu. The date in which it was taken is, however, uncertain.

In one breath, the priest appeared to be saying that the accusation itself, which some people consider as damaging, was a vindication to his person. In another breath, he appeared irked by it.

“May God bless you for telling everybody that you have not given me contracts,” Mr Mbaka said.

He talked about the men whom he wanted the contract awarded to.

“These are the three men we brought that will handle insecurity for the country,…

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