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The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka reiterated that there are no plans to attack the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga. by any member of the ministry.
The Eastern Updates recalls that in a viral video during a recent protest by members of Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry, one of the parishioners, whose name was subsequently given as Elijah, threatened to kill Bishop Callistus Onaga of Enugu Catholic Diocese for shutting down the Adoration Ministry.
The protesting parishioners were also seen chanting ‘Onaga Must go’ in the video.
The development has already attracted condemnation from the Pope.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Bishop Onaga had last week ordered the suspension of the ministry’s operation after Mbaka’s outburst against the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, naming him a ‘stingy man’.
However, in a live video on the ministry’s Facebook page, Mbaka who said he is currently on a personal retreat following the controversies surrounding his outbursts, said the Adoration ministry had no plan to attack the Bishop.
According to him, the said Elijah who made the utterance to kill Bishop Onaga is a verified psychiatric patient who should not be taken seriously.
He said, ‘I wish to do a disclaimer over the utterances that are going round that Adoration people planned to attack Bishop Onaga. It is not true. The man called Elijah who made the dangerous utterance, is a certified and verified psychiatric patient.
‘Elijah used to be naked but by the grace of God, he now wears clothes. He is known for threatening people even though after the threat, he will not do anything. That is his own way of making money from people.
‘Elijah had even threatened to kill me if I didn’t forcefully and prayerfully make him chairman of all the local governments in Enugu State. Elijah wants to be the chairman of all the 17 local governments. This is the kind of person he is. He even wanted me to make him the president or else he would kill me.
‘He has said several times that he wants to remove Bishop Onaga and become the Bishop of Enugu Diocese. Is this the person you can regard his utterances? No attack or plan to attack the Bishop from the Adoration Ministry. Whoever is thinking of that, I wash my hands off it’.
The cleric also called on the members of the ministry to continue praying for him.