Catholic priest and founder of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, has reacted to the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, blaming governors for his arrest.
He said this on Wednesday during his popular Wednesday weekly ministration called ‘E No Dey Again’.
Although he did not directly mention Kanu’s name and that of any governor, it was obvious that he was referring to the IPOB leader and his latest struggles as well as Southeast governors.
The Enugu Catholic Diocese had barred Mbaka from speaking on political issues after his run-in with the presidency which led to a temporary closure of his ministry but he still hinted that some governors had led the IPOB leader to his arrest.
Mbaka said: “Don’t sell your sons and daughters because of political promise that you are not even sure will materialize tomorrow.
“Don’t sell your son because you are governors today! Live and let live.
“Let the leaders listen. The solution is not in arrest and handcuff, the solution is in job creation!
“Leaders beware! Their (leaders’) stubbornness will collapse this country one day. If care is not taken, it will happen like an earthquake!
“Even if you arrest 100 people, it will not stop the agitation. If anything, it will worsen the situation.”
He went further to caution those celebrating Kanu’s arrest, saying it was just a matter of time.
He said, “Many people are clapping for them now. But when the heat becomes unbearable, when the sun riots, when heavens shake, you will understand.
“When they killed Jesus Christ and put him in the prison-grave, Jesus’ prison was in the grave, they thought it was all over for Him, that the end had come.
“Whoever that you have in heart now that is in the prison, may the Lord be with that person. May the Lord show such persons mercy. May they receive favor; favor for my people.
“May the Lord show him favor, even from the prison warders that would be protecting him.”
Mbaka criticized the Federal Government for the worsening poverty, hunger and insecurity currently in the country, thereby urging the leaders to address the country’s issues before it was too late.
“Our suffering in Nigeria is unnecessary. There is no reason, apart from wickedness, why people should suffer in this country.
“I remember when we were growing up. You would hardly hear that people stole. Politics was not about amassing wealth at that time. But today, kidnapping has become a multi-billion business. And if you come to the Southeast, the zone has become the hub of hardship.
“If our leaders do not find a way to put Nigeria in a good platform, one day, this country will collapse!”