The former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has refuted the claims that he had a phone conversation with Revd. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
The senator described as false speculations the claim by some persons stating that he received a phone call from the Revd. Fr. Ejike Mbaka in an attempt to apologize over the prophecy and other statements made before and after the January 14 Supreme Court ruling that ousted him from office.
According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Chibuike Onyeukwu, in Owerri, the recently ousted governor of the state clarified that the Catholic Priest never called him on the telephone and apologised to him.
Recall that Mbaka had in his New Year message prophesied that Ihedioha would lose his seat as the governor of Imo State to Senator Hope Uzodinma, a prophecy that came to pass on January 14.
Chibuike said, “The report falsely attributed a statement to me, alleging that Fr. Mbaka, in the purported phone conversation, pleaded for forgiveness from my boss, over his utterances before and after the Supreme Court judgment of January 14, 2020, on the 2019 Imo State governorship election."
He also added, “I wish to make it clear that there was no such telephone conversation between Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and Fr. Ejike Mbaka, neither did I author any statement nor speak to anybody pertaining to such."
However, he advised “Nigerians and the good people of Imo State" to disregard such unfounded propaganda, as it is a known handiwork of enemies who do not wish Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and the good people of Imo State well.
“We are not unaware of the desperate efforts to misrepresent His Excellency at this time but we believe that truth and justice shall prevail sooner than later," he said.