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Buhari Not To Be Blamed For Present Economic Hardship – Fr. Mbaka

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, (THEWILL) – Fiery Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev'd Fr. Ejike Mbaka has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not to be blamed for the present economic challenges in the country, even as he reassured Nigerians that the current economic condition in the country will soon be over.

Mbaka, who had prophesied Buhari's victory in the 2015 presidential election recalled while delivering a sermon to mark the opening of the 2016/2017 Legal Year organised by the Enugu State Judiciary, his prophesy in 2012 that doom time would follow the oil boom, if there was no good planning of the country's resources.

He continued, “But, the past administration was one of 'loot as much as you can.' Look at a place like the Niger Delta and one of them became president and did nothing for his people and now, you want Buhari to perform magic. But, we are a mono economy and every country depending on oil is suffering the same fate with Nigeria today.

“Buhari is not the cause of hunger in the country; not the cause of starvation in Nigeria.

“The tap root of Nigeria's economy has been cut; Buhari is just trying to hold a rolling vehicle; a vehicle that the brakes have been destroyed.

“So, Buhari is not the cause. If (former President Goodluck) Jonathan was the president today, the situation would have been worse.

“Economic recession will not last long; the solution will come in a super natural way.

“Just like Ebola, we thought everybody would die; where is it now? Recession will go as Ebola has gone. So, all we have to do is to pray for Buhari; he has good agenda but, many around him are planning to pull him down.”

The activist priest, who reacted to the recent arrest of judges by DSS operatives, noted that Nigerians are beginning to lose hope in the Judiciary, “but with Buhari's revolutionary experience going on, I am not saying that all who are accused are guilty but, I am saying that judges ought to remain incorruptible.

“If they are corrupt, they should be arrested and whoever arrests them should be praised.

“So, if president Buhari has that courage, that lion heart, to touch the tiger's tail, he is a hero.”

Coming back to the state, Fr. Mbaka lauded the performance of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, describing it as “an exemplary display of visionary leadership which has enthroned peace, uniting diverse political interests”.

He called on the people of Enugu state to continue supporting the current government in charge of the state which he said has been anointed by God.