On Wednesday, he delivered his annual new year message which he titled: “From Goodluck to Badluck”. While many welcomed and applauded his message, others saw it as very controversial; saying it was was not right for him to convert the pulpit into a platform for political campaign.
Interestingly, the very popular spiritual director had hosted First Lady Patience Jonathan in November 2014. It was his church’s Thanksgiving and Bazaar event. The First Lady had attended and Fr. Mbaka prayed for her, prayed for President Goodluck Jonathan and said GEJ has done well, despite distraction and that he must come back in 2015.
“When the Goodluck met the Yar’adua, the Yar’adua had badluck and died. Before we knew it, when the Goodluck met our oil, our oil had bad luck and poured away.Before we knew it, Goodluck met our Naira, our Naira had a bad luck. Where are we going in this country? Shall we continue to experience the bad luck?”
One YouTube commenter who watched the message wrote:
“I played this video using a loud speaker in my house…. people from two houses away and even in my compound have been asking to listen to it. They want the remaining part. God bless you Kayode…… Even if Nigerians refuse to do the right thing this time around, posterity will have it on record that you did your best.”
Another commenter wrote:
“A Church Service is not the right place and platform to Campaign, a clergy should understand this better. During the time of Jesus, there were Herods appointed King by the Roman Empire. The Jews thought the Messiah would come deliver them from the political rule of the Romans but Christ emphasized that his kingdom is not of this world. One of the reasons the Jews rejected him.
Jesus Christ on whose platform this utterance are made said “…remove the log in your eyes so you can see clearly to remove speck in your brothers eye” We can’t be expecting change when we ourselves won’t change. We all need change but we all have to change. There is a difference between having a political Christian world view and using the Church as a political platform. Jesus chased away people that exchanged money in the Church, have they been replaced by the ones that preach politics? this too need to change.
Everyone needs to change in Nigeria, not just the politicians. EVERYONE”
Watch the video below and tell me what you think.