Onuesoke To Shehu Garba: Is It A Crime For Mbaka To Demand For Contract From Buhari?
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain and former Delta State Governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has faulted Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity attack on Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry (AMEN) saying it is not crime for the Priest to demand for contract or help from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Shehu Garba in reaction to the religious leader’s call for President Buhari’s resignation over worsening security situation in Nigeria has disclosed that Mbaka is attacking the President because the Presidency turned down his request for the award of contract.
Responding to questions from newsmen at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on the issue, the PDP Chieftain argued that it is not a crime for Mbaka to demand for contract from President Buhari if he did.
“What the hell is wrong in asking for contract or compensation from President Buhari if he did? Was Garba Shehu himself not compensated with the position of a spokesman for the President as a pay back for his garrulous disposition during the campaign?
“It is not a crime to ask the president of your country for contracts. Other Buhari supporters were given gifts, appointments, contracts and even oil block, so why was that of Mbaka must be different after defending Buhari before and after the elections,” he queried.
Onuesoke who argued that this obvious blackmail by Shehu Garba will not change the fact that Nigeria is rudderless, recalled that majority of Nigerians who supported Buhari during 2015 election like Mbaka have been living in regrets because they discovered that the Presidency had derailed.
He maintained that Shehu Garba’s response to Mbaka’s attack on the President is the kind of statement one will expect from a woman jilted by her fiancée not a presidential spokesman, stressing that it is unfortunate that the Presidential Spokesman did not even make any attempt to debunk the most salient claims made by the spiritual leader.
“Instead of Shehu Garba to defend the reasons why Mbaka is asking the President to resign as a Presidential Spokesman, he resorted to insulting the person of the Man Of God as if demanding for contract is a crime. There is no former supporters of Buhari that has not parted ways with him except those with appointments. If Mbaka was the only one to part ways this childish claim from Shehu Garba would have had some traction,” he noted.
Onuesoke argued that if Shehu Garba is truthful with his allegation, he should release the video or picture of Mbaka visiting Buhari with contractors demanding for contracts rather than his infantile high horse posturing which is aimed at blackmailing the Clergy.
“It should be tit for tat and because Fr. Mbaka has openly requested Buhari to resign or be impeached, Shehu Garba should in equal measure compel the Presidency and APC to release whatever they claim has motivated the Priest to call for Buhari’s head,” he demanded.