Shehu Sani, senator who represented Kaduna Central in the senate, has urged the Presidency to reconcile with Ejike Mbaka, Catholic priest and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu.
Mbaka had last week called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over the spate of attacks and killings in the country.
The cleric, who withdrew his support for Buhari in a video while preaching, told the national assembly to impeach Buhari if he does not want to resign.
Responding, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Mbaka is furious because the President refused to grant him contracts.
“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors.
“The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support,” Shehu said in a series of tweets.
But Sani, while reacting to the drama in a tweet on Sunday, said foreigners get contracts in Nigeria.
He said individuals who believe in the unity of the country should not be pushed to the hands of secessionists.
“Father Mbaka is a patriot and deserves respect; the President should place a phone call and reconcile with him. People who believe in the Unity of this country should not be disgracefully pushed to the hands of separatists. Even Chinese, Arabs, Jews and Europeans are given contracts,” he wrote.
Father Mbaka is a patriot and deserves respect;the President should place a phone call and reconcile with him.People who believe in the Unity of this country should not be disgracefully pushed to the hands of separatists.Even Chinese,Arabs,Jews and Europeans are given contracts.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 2, 2021