President extols Fr. Mbaka's virtues

He also said that he was overwhelmed by Mbaka’s sincerity and patriotism.

 

President Buhari has extolled the virtues of Rev. Fr. Mbaka.

He communicated this through Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in his congratulatory message to the priest.

The event was Fr. Mbaka's celebration of his 20th anniversary as a priest.

President Buhari said through his aide, that “one’s voice to make one’s country better has nothing to do with politics”, and that as the  “conscience of the nation,” religious leaders cannot afford to be aloof or indifferent to the miseries of the people.”

Adding that “though honest opinions attract hostility from leaders detached from reality,” history would be kind to Fr. Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks.”

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He also said that he was “overwhelmed by Mbaka’s sincerity and patriotism.”

The President also prayed for the priest.

Watch this video of Fr. Mbaka talking about his ordeal with Patience Jonathan.

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