Buhari parts ways with Mbaka over presidential contract

President Muhammadu Buhari has parted ways with an influential Catholic cleric, who previously described Buhari as “messiah’’ because the president refused to give him a juicy contract.

In a week the president endured the pain of bloody events in the country, controversial cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka proclaimed that Buhari should resign or be impeached because of current unwholesome developments nationwide.

On April 30, the Presidency expressed shock over “the sudden U-Turn of Father Mbaka, a die-hard supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is now asking the president to resign or be impeached because he failed to secure contracts from the presidency’’.

Presidential spokesman Malam Garba Shehu, who made the revelation in a statement, said that Mbaka’s outburst was because Buhari characteristically, refused to accede to Mbaka’s demands to secure juicy contracts from the presidency.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari, 78, has long been known for his anti-corruption stance and austere life style.

Buhari had started the week with condemnation of the killing of three of the students, kidnapped at Greenfield University in Kaduna State.

The president in a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down in their primes by evil people.

“My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the president.

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