BY NGOZI OKORIE
SPIRITUAL Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, has explained why he went quiet for over one day, fuelling suspicions that he might have been picked up by security agencies.
He said Bishop Calistus Onaga ordered him to leave Adoration Ground and be silent for 30 days, noting that he went into seclusion without his phone.
Mbaka said, “During the meeting with Bishop and others, I begged them to allow me to attend the ‘E no dey again’ programme so I could tell my people that we were having a house prayer for 30 days but they said no. I made another request for them to appoint another priest to celebrate mass today but they declined.
“I appreciate your patience, endurance, incomparable love, unquestionable solidarity and unique identification and commitment to God in this ministry. God will keep you, bless you and it shall be well with you. You people have been looking for me, look at me here.”
He added, “I wasn’t with my phone because I decided to go in to pray to avoid dissonance at that time. The miracle is that at the time I was with my phone, calls were coming from here and there that you people were heading to Bishop’s court and Cathedral. Immediately I asked the group that I spoke with to ask you to go back.
“They insisted that they must see me otherwise they would not go. I spoke with them on video call but never knew they were over 47 groups. I thought that having blessed the first group that they had gone. It was at that moment that I started receiving calls. I told them I could not go anywhere unless I heard from my Bishop.”
“I thank God you have never attacked the wrong people. The DSS was not involved in what happened. But the Bishop gave an order that I should not come here from today. I should leave adoration house, parish house, that there would be no programme here for 30 days and I should stay silent for 30 days. So, I am telling you the truth of what happened,” the fiery cleric noted.