Father Mbaka and President Muhammadu Buhari

Father Mbaka and President Muhammadu Buhari

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Nigerians have mocked Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka after he renounced support for President Muhammadu Buhari and said the president should resign.

The cleric said the president should resign over the high level of insecurity in the country.

This contrasted with the cleric’s previous stance ahead of the 2019 general election when he supported the president’s re-election.

However, the cleric has made a U-turn now, withdrawing his previous support.

This shift has angered Nigerians.

The cleric in a video now viral said God asked him to withdraw his support and asked that the president either resign or lawmakers impeach him.

Rev Mbaka questioned why President Buhari has remained silent amidst insecurity and killing around the country.

“Let me tell you; if it is in a civilized country, by now, President Buhari would have resigned with what is happening.”

“Nigerians are crying because there’s no security in the country, the House of Representatives should impeach the president if he doesn’t want to resign.”

However, Nigerians have taken to social media platforms, Twitter to react to the cleric’s statement.

Many commenters jeered at the cleric for his volte-face.