Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned Nigerians against attacking a prominent cleric Rev Ejike Mbaka.
The former Anambra state governor was reacting to a pronouncement by the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Obi might “end in shame” with the way they are going.
But Obi said he did not feel bad about the priest’s pronouncement.
Obi maintained that in every situation there would be something positive to learn from, adding that Mbaka had always spoken from the “higher perspective of wisdom.”
“Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone; our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright,” Obi said, according to a statement from his media aide, Val Obienyem.
“While one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the higher perspective of wisdom.”
Obi, who noted that he had a reverend sister and a reverend father as elder and younger siblings respectively, added: “I have full respect for men of God and will always remember them in my prayers. When they go wrong as humans, subject to human frailties, ours is not to castigate them, but to pray to God to lead them aright.”
Describing donations to churches as an “appreciation of God’s love and benevolence to us, Obi said, “they attract more rewards when done secretly.”