Rev. Fr Mbaka, the controversial Enugu Catholic Priest has come under fire from all sides for his condemnation of the ongoing pro-Biafran protest across the south-east.
In a statement issued by a faction of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) the priest was severely criticized, describing his comments as outlandish, unguided and grossly insensitive to the plight of Igbo people in Nigeria.
The priest in a sermon delivered on Saturday last week denounced the agitation which he said is 'evil'.
Reacting in a fiery anger Mr. Uchenna Madu, MASSOB Director of Information lashed out at Mbaka's condemnation of the Biafran struggle for freedom from Nigeria as 'selfish and shameful'.
Said Mr. Uchenna: ''
“How can a revered Igbo clergy-man descend so low in making such a condemnable statement few days after President Buhari’s wife visited him.
“Mr. President should be aware that no amount of money given to Mbaka, persuasion, personal friendship with him can ever frustrate or diminish the rising status, consciousness and global re-awakening/acceptance of Biafra.
He concluded by assuring one and all that nothing will stop the ongoing agitation; the declaration of the Republic of Biafra, he said, is imminent without a bloodbath.