Why Catholic Church Is Planning To Transfer Father Mbaka
Catholic priest and director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, may be transferred out of his station, Christ the King Parish in GRA, Enugu state.
Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka may be transferred out of his station, Christ the King Parish in GRA, Enugu state.
According to reliable sources, the decision to remove Mbaka is aimed to affect other priests in an attempt to make it look like a routine church affair.
S peaking with Daily Sun, another source revealed that the church was afraid of the possible reaction of his followers, who make up more than 80% of the population of Enugu Catholic Diocese.
Commenting on the issue, Rev. Fr. Joseph Offor, the director of social communications of the Diocese, said that there would be general posting and re-posting of priests this year. He added that the Diocese embarks on postings of priests every six years.
“Yes, the postings will be announced this week. The bishop decides who should be posted where; it has nothing to do with a particular individual. It is a routine practice which is done every six years,” he said.
Also speaking on the development, Val Nnadozie, a politician and adoration faithful said:
“For me, I think it’s just a rumour which is making the rounds. And it is my view that the bishop has the right to transfer any priest.
“However, it won’t be right if such a transfer is done with malice or as a punitive measure for holding an opinion on an issue.”
Another source revealed that Mbaka might be posted to the adoration ground, Emene, which is not yet a parish.
The fiery priest was strongly criticized by the clergies in the South East when he backed President Muhammadu Buhari to beat Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election.
The priest raised the alarm over a plot to assassinate President Buhari by saying: “Many people are planning to kill Buhari; there are many plans on how to eliminate his life so that corruption will continue; so that embezzlement will continue”.