The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, in Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has responded to the claim by the Presidency, that he demanded for contracts for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari during his Presidential campaigns, Page 36 learnt.
Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the claim about the contracts, while reacting to Father Mbaka’s call for President Buhari’s resignation, over the high level of insecurity in the country.
According to him, Father Mbaka asked for a meeting with the President, and came along with 3 Contractors.
Responding, Father Mbaka while speaking on Sunday, at the Adoration Ministry, in Enugu, confirmed that he took 3 Contractors to tackle insecurity during President Buhari’s first term, and not for himself.
According to him, he had no personal relationship with the 3 men that he took to the Presidency.
Father Mbaka said: “In Nigeria, if you say the truth, they attack you. I am not discouraged, and I have been waiting for them to challenge everything I said. Challenge the truth, whether there is insecurity or not.
“Somebody talked about giving me contracts, and I started laughing. I am not here to defend any allegation.
“Buhari Government is not giving me money or contract. It is a laughable and childish accusation. It is a shame to whoever is saying that, and to the people he is representing.
“The three men Shehu talked about; the contract they asked for was for them not me. These three men had gadgets, facilities to handle insecurity during the first term of Buhari.
“They said they had a platform to end insecurity in a month. I do not know these people. They just asked me to help them reach the government, and I handed them over to the government.
“These are the three people they rejected their offer. I am not begging them. Do they know how many people I feed. I do not have their number.
“Which contract did they deny me of? Do they know how many widows and children I’m taking care of?
“Be careful in your choice of words and be wise. If anybody says the truth, the person is a terrorist. I do my charity without their support. I thank Ugwuanyi who has created an enabling environment here for me.
“Garba Shehu that is talking, the bandits can kill him too. No amount of security can save them if things get worse.
“With the support of the Government of Enugu, God has given me the grace to do all my projects. If I can be doing this, the Federal Government should do more.
“How would a whole Nigeria not have a good hospital, that our President will be flown out of the country for medical treatment.
“They have shown they do not have reward mechanism. Shehu should be apologising to me.”