Former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose has thrown vitriol at the presidency and outspoken Enugu Catholic Church priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka.
Presidency and Mbaka who used to enjoy a yummy relationship, have been exchanging words with the fiery priest saying President Muhammadu Buhari has performed woefully and should either resign or be impeached.
Responding, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the clergy was angry with the President for allegedly refusing to circumvent contract award procedures for him.
“An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting, and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.
“Anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter. He requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka,” Shehu wrote.
Adding his voice to the bitter exchange, Fayose in a tweet, described both the Presidency and Mbaka as “blackmailers and scammers.”
The tweet: “The Presidency and Father Mbaka are nothing but blackmailers and scammers. They don’t deserve the attention of Nigerians.”