Father Mbaka begged me for contract, says Buhari
By Samuel Ogunsona
President Mohammadu Buhari has said that Catholic priest Father Mbaka asked him for contracts which the Presidency denied.
Buhari said this was behind the current criticism of the regime by the Catholic priest.
The President in a release signed by his
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,Garba Shehu said “an outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage, will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached.
He said “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.”
Buhari said anyone familiar with President Buhari knows that he doesn’t break the laid down rules in dealing with contracts or any other government business for that matter adding that Buhari requested the appropriate authorities to deal with the matter in accordance with laid down rules.
“Inside the Villa, discretion prevailed, that if those pictures and requests were made public, the followers will turn against the religious leader. None of it was released. Now, this is what is eating Father Mbaka,” Garba said