The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has issued an official disclaimer disassociating self from Fada Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of the Catholic Adoration Ministry Enugu, over “inflammatory political utterrances” against Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate.
In an official letter addressed to the general public, which was signed by the Auxilliary Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Ernest A. Obodo, and co-signed by the Vicar General – Very Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Aguigwo alongside the Diocesan Chancellor/Secretary – Very Rev. Fr. Wilfred Agubuchie, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu stated that Mbaka’s attack on Peter Obi’s reputation, by addressing Mr. Obi as “a stingy man” and as “a joker”, contravenes “the canon 220 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law which prohibits anyone from illegitimately harming the good name of a person.”
While condemning Fada Mbaka’s incessant political utterrances, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu stated that his utterrances do not represent the position of the Diocese and promised to take canonical actions against Fada Mbaka, in due course.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu urged the entire Nigerians to endeavour to exercise their civic responsibilities by acquiring their Permanent Voter’s Card – PVC and voting for the right candidates during elections. The official letter from the Catholic Diocese of Enugu reads;