Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the controversial Catholic priest and Director of Adoration Ministry appears to have finally bowed to pressure from higher authorities with the announcement of the shutdown of the Adoration Ministry for a period of one month.
The announcement came through a notice on Tuesday, in Enugu, from the Ministry informing the members that Fr. Mbaka was proceeding on a one-month private prayer retreat.
“Our Spiritual Director, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka wishes to inform his beloved adorers that he has embarked on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June 2021.
“Consequently, no ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.
“He directs that members of the ministry are to observe this period of his retreat as they used to do during the usual January breaks of the ministry, by praying at their homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability. Adoration! Holy Spirit is our Power.”
However, there are suspicions that Fr. Mbaka may have finally caved in to pressure from the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga who is determined to rein in the recalcitrant priest under his watch for his close dalliance with politics and politicians.