News filtering in indicates that outspoken Enugu Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has announced a one-month close down of the Adoration Ministry.
It was reported by Sahara Reporters that the controversial Priest made the announcement in a notice as placed at the entrance to the church on Tuesday morning.
According to the notice, the Spiritual Director, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, informed his beloved adorers that he will embark on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June 2021.
He further stated that as a result, no ministry activities should be held in the ministry ground until his return.
The revered clergy directed that members of the ministry were to observe the period of his retreat like the usual January breaks of the ministry. He urged them to continue to observe the period by praying at their homes, giving alms and fasting according to their ability.
This decision, it was gathered, followed the order that was given to him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga to embark on a one-month retreat.
Mbaka’s row with the Catholic authority started after his media spat with the Presidency last week. This led to him being summoned last Tuesday by the Bishop of the Diocese for clarification.
Mbaka had earlier called on president Buhari to resign stating that God had told him to withdraw his support from the president because of the escalating problems of insecurity that is ravaging the country. Mbaka reportedly went missing after that and was speculated to have been arrested.
This infuriated his parishioners who stormed the Bishop’s Court where they allegedly vandalized properties within the premises.
The reports also alleged that they destroyed properties at the Holy Ghost Cathedral. As the protest was going on, Mbaka appeared and took them away to New Haven where he calmed them down.
Following the attack, the Bishop, Callistus Onaga made a declaration of a one-week prayer for reparation over the unfortunate incident.