The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has reiterated that Catholic Priests under the canon law of the Church are barred from active involvement in Partisan Politics.
But Obi reacting to Mbaka’s request said that the later would have to show him a project they have in mind and he will do it and communicate the ministry later.
Angered with the non- exactitude of Obi’s statement, Mbaka said that Atiku/Obi might end up in shame the way they are going.
He equally described Obi as a stingy person, noting that if they do not change before the 2019 general elections, they are likely to fail.
CSN’s Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, who spoke to journalists at a press conference, in Abuja on Thursday said that the Catholic church was disappointed with the altercation and had asked appropriate authorities to take necessary action.
“While we are sure that Enugu Catholic Diocese, where Fr. Mbaka is incardinated, has or is taking appropriate measures on the reported incident, we wish to categorically reiterate that no Catholic priest is permitted to be involved in partisan politics.
All liturgical ceremonies must never be used as an occasion for campaigns ahead of 2019 political activities. Catholic church remains apolitical and would never support or subscribe to any political party.
Our concern is for peaceful election process, seen to be free, fair, credible and just, and a democratic governance that would herald peace, justice, equity, development and religious freedom for the common good.”
Mbaka has faced criticisms online over his ’embarrassment’ of Obi during the church’s recent Bazaar.
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