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‘Stingy’ Comment: Mbaka remains my priest - Peter Obi

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Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party has clarified that the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Father Ejike Mbaka, is still his priest and father in faith.

He made this known during an interview on the Voice of the People 90.3 FM on Sunday, June 19, 2021.

Recall that Father Mbaka had stated that Peter Obi cannot win the 2023 general election because he is a “stingy young man”.

Addressing Mbaka's comments, Obi said, “For me, Father Mbaka is an ordained priest of God and as a priest, he remains my priest. I will always respect and show my allegiance to the church.

“Whatever he says, I will take it because he’s my father in faith. I respect him and he’s my brother.”

Father Mbaka was heavily criticised for the comment and his ministry was banned from the Enugu Catholic Diocese as a result.

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