The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and religious leaders in Imo State have expressed reservations over the recent prediction by renowned Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, that Governor Emeka Ihedioha will lose his seat to the opposition All Progressives Congress. Mbaka in his New Year message had predicted that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, will upturn and take over from Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State.
CAN in its reaction said it is opposed to politically motivated prophecies while the Bishops Conference of Nigeria said the Catholic Church is not into fortune telling.
CAN leader, Senior Apostle Godson Ibeji, said that the cleric’s prophesy was without substance, wondering why a matter before the Supreme Court would be tossed around. The National Youth Council of Nights, Imo State chapter, in a statement in Owerri by its state chairman, Isdore Chukwuemeka, advised Mbaka not to unduly inflame the polity saying “We advise Fr. Mbaka to leave Governor Emeka Ihedioha alone.”