Fiery Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has called on people to not allow themselves to be fooled by the ongoing call for secession.
Speaking in Igbo dialect, mixed with English sentences, the Catholic priest asserted, “I have no time for nonsense.”
He said that he is not against the agitation for Biafra, but that he would prefer to see Igbo elite, including himself, at the forefront of the agitation for the secessionist State of Biafra, while the illiterate and the uninformed follow from behind.
Mbaka was speaking on the Biafra secessionist agitation.
According to a transcription of the video which has been trending on the social media, Father Mbaka says:
“Nobody should deceive you saying that Igbo are hated. That’s how we (Igbo) believe nonsense. The poor masses are told to agitate for Biafra.
“There is nothing wrong in Biafra. But those that say they want Biafra now (or never) should come out; let us see the cream of the Igbo, then we all will push for Biafra.
“Let the crème de la crème among the Igbo be at the forefront, while the poor masses that loiter the streets in the name of Biafra will support from behind.
“The right thing is for parents to protect their children from danger. I am not against Biafra, but let the Igbo political elites, the Ubas of Anambra, Peter Obi, Ekwueme, Ekweremadu, Nnamanis, Sullivan Chime, Anyim Pius Anyim, I (Mbaka), etc., should be the ones pushing for Biafra, not our children who get killed on the streets every day.
“Where are the Igbo political elites? They are in hiding in Abuja and overseas.
“They have sent these children to push for Biafra and they have gone into hiding. That is not leadership. A leader should be in front to take bullets for his followers, just as Christ willingly gave his life for his followers.
“A leader is not one who will sit and sacrifice the poor for his ambition.”
See the video, which is currently trending on Twitter and other social media spaces:
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