The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has revealed why he demanded money publicly from former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and other politicians during annual harvest and bazaar celebration last weekend.
The Priest also blasted those criticising him, adding that “God deserves money.”
The cleric said he demanded the money from Obi publicly because he wanted the process of donation to be open and transparent.
The fiery preacher also vowed to return all the funds to the donators, asking them to send their account numbers.
Mbaka said this at his Adoration Ground on Friday in responds to criticisms over a video that went viral wherein he was seen trying to compel Obi to disclose how much he would donate to his church project.
Mbaka had told Obi cleric had told Obi, the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that God hates stinginess and if he continues to act in such a manner, he and the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, would lose woefully come election day.
Mbaka said, “We do it outside, publicly because if I am silent, rumours will begin to spread that someone gave me $10m and why did Mbaka keep quiet?
“They will abuse me even if I am silent because anytime they want to attack this ministry, they will start somewhere.
“If I am silent they will attack, if I talk, they will attack it. And don’t forget that the liturgy was not tampered with. I finished the mass and even removed my priestly attire. No one can fault me on that.
“Everyone who came was blessed but they turned it against me, saying I am after money. God deserves money. If you don’t want to bring your own in your stinginess, hold it. I will give God all that I have and even if anybody wants to join them, you’re free to join them.
“Where God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are, there Fr. Mbaka will be. I will build this place for the church. Whoever felt insulted, I apologise. But I didn’t come to your house. It was you who came for the bazaar.
“As for me, I am in high spirits. I want to assure you, those who are thinking that it is their money we will use to build this ministry, before the end of tomorrow, I will send all their monies into their accounts.”