Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, appealed to his fellow priests on Saturday to stop criticizing him for praying for and blessing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, during his trials.
The preacher, who said he sees the IPOB leader as his son and has strengthened prayers for him and other agitators imprisoned in various jails, said he sees the IPOB leader as his son.
Mbaka delivered his 2022 New Year speech at the Adoration Ground in Emene, Enugu, during the crossover night service.
Mbaka said, “I’m begging my fellow priests to stop condemning me for praying for Nnamdi Kanu. I am not closing any priest’s mouth and nobody should close my own. If I use my mouth to bless Nnamdi Kanu and you don’t like it, please use your own mouth to curse him. Leave me to bless him.
“I see Nnamdi Kanu as my son. Every Igbo man and woman is my child. You may not understand the spiritual authority I have on this land.
“If as a church, we can be praying for Nigeria in distress, nobody can stop us from praying for Nnamdi Kanu and our brothers in distress.
“This year will be for Kanu and those held for agitations. God will show them mercy this year.”