The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Peter Obi, has gracefully urged people not to crucify catholic priest, Rev Ejike Mbaka over his prophecies that both Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and President Muhammadu of the All Progressives Congress might not win the 2019 presidential election.
Mr. Obi made the appeal in a statement released on Monday by his media aide, Val Obienyem, saying “Please let us leave Fr. Mbaka alone; our duty to him is prayers for God to lead him aright.”
The former Anambra State governor said he did not feel bad about the priest’s pronouncement.
In every situation, there would be something positive to learn from it; “Mbaka had always spoken from the “higher perspective of wisdom,” Obi said.
The PDP vice presidential candidate added that it was wrong for priests to be attacked based on what they said on the pulpits.
“While one may disagree with him, we should always acknowledge that he speaks and acts from the higher perspective of wisdom,” Mr. added, revealing that he has a reverend sister and a reverend father as elder and younger siblings respectively.
Obi added, “I have full respect for men of God and will always remember them in my prayers. When they go wrong as humans, subject to human frailties, ours is not to castigate them, but to pray to God to lead them aright.”