The Presidency has dismissed the recent demand for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari by Enugu based cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, as the cry of a denied baby.
Presidency says Father Mbaka is everything apart from what he claims to be.
The fiery catholic priest who was a strong supporter of the President in the two elections he contested and won, had on Wednesday called on the President to resign or be removed, saying that he has failed the country.
But in a swift reaction, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said Father Mbaka is lamenting because President Buhari refused to give him contracts.
“An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage, will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. 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.”
On Thursday, the APC threatened to take the priest to the Vatican and report him to the Pope.