Public perception also had it that Rev. Fr Mbaka has been against Peter since he ran for office as Atiku’s running mate under the Peoples Democratic Party. Back then Fr. Mbaka had requested that Peter Obi support the adoration ministry with cash rather Peter Obi insisted on being assigned to a project.
It is believed that this incident instigated Rev Fr. Mbaka’s recent comment about Peter Obi being a stingy man and unfit to rule Nigeria.
It is also known that Peter Obi is a devout Catholic Christian and considers Rev Fr. Mbaka to be his priest.
His loyalty to the catholic and Christian faith was demonstrated in his address during the Father’s Day celebration at St Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church Anthony Lagos.
Opportune to address the congregation, Peter Obi admonished Fathers to be tolerant. He further advised fathers never to hold what a priest says against them. In his words, he said,
“Whatever a priest says don’t hold it against him”–Peter Obi