President Buhari has extolled the virtues of Father Mbaka,he communicated this through Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in his congratulatory message to the priest,of his 20th anniversary as a priest.
President Buhari said through his aide, that “one’s voice to make one’s country better has nothing to do with politics”, and that as the “conscience of the nation,” religious leaders cannot afford to be aloof or indifferent to the miseries of the people.”
Father Mbaka reportedly pointed fingers at President Goodluck Jonathan and the first lady, Patience , accusing them of trying to kill him because of his opposition to Jonathan’s re-election.
Adding that “though honest opinions attract hostility from leaders detached from reality,” history would be kind to Father Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks.”
President also said that he was “overwhelmed by Mbaka’s sincerity and patriotism.”Buhari prayed for the priest.