Jonathan’s Government Was Full of Mess, PDP Should Just Forget 2019 – Fr. Mbaka

“The hunger was created during the Jonathan PDP
administration but Buhari should abate the long
procrastination, bureaucracy and slow methods in tackling

Enugu Catholic Priest, the Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has once
again taken former President Goodluck Jonathan’s
administration to the cleaners, describing his days in office
as full of mess and cancerous to the economic life of the
His recent declaration entitled: “FR MBAKA’S ASSERTION
PRESIDENT BUHARI”, came as a reaction to recent media
reports where he was quoted to have bashed President
Muhammadu Buhari over the level of suffering in the
In a statement he issued through his spokesman, Barr
Maximus Ike Ugwuoke, the cleric said he observed with
keen concern the news trending some sections of the
media that he “attacked” President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mbaka maintained that he didn’t attack Buhari but told him
the situation of things in the country and as well suggested
ways out.
He stated that “the news headline is not only sensational
but also a censorious media colouration and hype of the
message of the cleric titled ‘Bless and Be Blessed’ for
whatever ends.”
While admitting that he lamented the level of hunger and
suffering in the country, the fiery priest said it was followed
by another message where he explained that Buhari was
not responsible for the situation but the previous
He declared that the “Bless and Be Blessed” message that
was misunderstood was followed by a message titled
“Mega Change of Conditions”.
According to him, the second message, where he absorbed
the President of blames over the hunger situation in the
country read:
“There is sword that is moving about in the country.
People are dying like flies. The sword of Hunger is eating
the land. And as I have told you this is just the beginning. If
anybody is telling you it is going to be well very soon that
person is deceiving you. This is because many of us were
among those that were alive during the years of the past
government. The past PDP government was a grasshopper
and locus to Nigerian. The past Government was a disaster
to the land of Nigeria; the past government was cancer to
this country. There is no need trying to cover their
incalculable and iniquitous mess. If you don’t feel it now,
you will feel it later.
“The impact of their horrific mess is yet to be felt. It was a
regime where hooliganism became a political slogan;
where looting became the order of the day; where the
neglect of youths became a pattern of administration. The
result is what we are passing through now. Hunger is
everywhere; the hunger was created before this new
government came in. Buhari is not the maker of the
“The hunger was created during the Jonathan PDP
administration but Buhari should abate the long
procrastination, bureaucracy and slow methods in tackling
“Understand it very well. People will know the truth and the
truth will set us free. Buhari is just an agent of change. The
money in our treasury was nothing to write home about
before this new regime came. The country was in an
embarrassing mess.
“Apart from the petroleum that we sell and get money,
what other means of foreign exchange do we have? The
foundation of the Nigerian economy is oil which has now
collapsed and the foundation once destroyed what will the
just man do? Psalm 11:3. The past administration did not
prepare this administration for this season. That is why the
sword has risen. Many will die by this sword but there will
be survivors.
“That is why I have been saying and I keep on saying that
the past administration should publicly come to apologize
to the Nigerians. They should not be foolhardy. They
should not continue to perpetrate this type of iniquitous
attitude planning about 2019 election for them to continue
from where they stopped. All these years of Jonathan,
nothing happened in Niger-Delta specifically to be recorded
in the annals of history. What a shame? What an
embarrassment. The place where the oil has been coming
from remained underdeveloped under a man from the
same soil. If you go to Niger Delta today you will cry. But
what worries me is that our people are good in shifting
“Somebody entered your kitchen carried your pot of soup,
enter your store and farm raked everything in the store and
farm and ran away. And another person enters the kitchen
where there is no pot at all and you want the person to
turn the kitchen into a magical kitchen that will produce a
magical pot and a magical soup, which soup?
“I am just telling president Buhari that people are hungry
because he cannot not come to the street like me and
notice people’s feelings. But Buhari is not the author of the
hunger. The past government planted the tree of hunger
and they want to come back to water it. If it is in a
developed country by now from the Senatorial to the reps
to the governors, all who participated in the last
administration should have resigned with apologies to our
youths, otherwise the youths one day will begin to stone
“They will soon confuse you that present governments
don’t want to feed you, feed you with what? It will surprise
the whole Nigerians to know that even after Buhari was a
petroleum minister and a military president of the country,
he had no oil bloc. Is it not a shock? Don’t you hear the
quantum of money that is being recovered from one
person? Buhari just came as a redeemer. I don’t know if
the people of this country are hypnotized.
“How can we be fighting somebody who is fighting for us?
Apart from this Buhari, how can somebody talk to these
political juggernauts and tell them to bring back what they
have stolen? it is only a Beniah personality like Buhari that
can enter into the cave and catch a lion and kill a lion in a
snow season and come out. The president needs support.
He doesn’t know where to begin because there are many
holes dug for him by the past administration, and they
carried the sand away expecting him to cover the holes
with what?”.
“He, therefore maintained that contrary to the media report
Fr. Mbaka “merely reinstated the obvious sufferings that
Nigerian are facing (which even the president himself had
at points acknowledged and sued for patience and
perseverance) and advised the president on the ways to
tackle it i.e by engaging economic gurus and listening to
good advisers.
“We wonder which portion of the message could be viewed
as “an attack” or” bombing” of Mr President as twisted in
the media. The acclaimed message of the cleric to Mr
President to us is rather a further demonstration the
cleric’s love to see that the president succeeds in his
messianic rescue operation mission in Nigeria and that is
why it is devoid of hypocrisy.
“It is obvious that those who are arm-twisting the said
message of the cleric to Mr President as an attack on Mr
President are those who want the president to fail or be
blindfolded so as to use the obvious hardship Nigerians are
facing as a weak point of his administration to ride onto
power mindless of the fact that Mr President has done so
well in fighting corruption and insurgency in the country,
which are mega achievements that scores him above
average in just few months of his administration.
“In the background of the message, Fr Mbaka encouraged
the gallant warrior, President Buhari, to continue his battle
against corruption and insurgency asserting that if not a
man like President Buhari, by now people may have
stopped going to church and mosques. Boko Haram might
have wrecked this country. People might have equally
stopped going to schools, markets etc. Kudos to Buhari .Fr
Mbaka revealed that corruption, insurgency and poor
governance by past governments gave birth to three
horrible children (1) Hunger (2) Anger (3) Danger.
“He asserted that Buhari is not the cause of corruption and
insurgency yet he is fighting them frontally and enjoined
the president to extend same to hunger even though he is
not the cause. He pleaded the President to begin a War
against Hunger, as many are dying hopelessly. He
stressed that if the hunger, anger and danger continue,
Nigerians may not vote for him again, as they would
mistake him for the cause of these maladies while in fact
he is a solution.
“Fr Mbaka equally advised the President on being careful
about how he appoints people to prominent positions, so
that no region will appear marginalized- as happened in
NNPC board and charged the President to make sure that
those around him are not misguiding him. He advised the
President on human empowerment and making sure that
those who worked for him (Buhari) during the election
ought to be empowered –as one good turn deserves
“For the purpose of clarity, granted that Fr Mbaka stated
the obvious , that there is hunger in the land, he never
attributed the cause of the hunger and economic hardship
bedeviling the nation to Buhari rather he attributed it to the
offshoot of the actions and inactions of the past
administrations of this country.
“We recall that earlier this year, Fr Mbaka had during his
New Year message predicted that hunger and hardship will
come upon the country this year and so we wonder why
this message should make a headline at this point of the

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