The presidency has alleged that popular Catholic cleric, Father Mbaka who supported President Buhari but has now turned against him is angry because his request for contracts was ignored.
Father Mbaka, who supported Mr. Buhari in his first and second term elections, recently called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he failed to resign over rising insecurity in the country.
In its reaction on Friday, the presidency said Mr Mbaka recently “asked for contracts as compensation for his support.”
“An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
“Here is that the purpose of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a gathering and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came in the middle of 3 contractors. The President gracefully allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support,” the presidential voice, Garba Shehu same.
“Anyone conversant in President Buhari is aware of that he doesn’t break the set down rules in addressing contracts or the other government business for that matter. He requested the acceptable authorities to wear down the matter in accordance with set down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those photos and requests were created public, the followers can flip against the religionist. None of it had been discharged. Now, this is often what’s consumption Father Mbaka,” Shehu additional.