The Founder of Adoration Ministries in Enugu, Revd Fr Ejike Mbaka, may turn out to be one of the deciding factors of who becomes the senator for Enugu West senatorial district in 2019.
This is just as President Buhari’s Special Assistant on Justice Sector Reform and Coordinator of Open Government Partnership, OPG, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu has approached the fiery cleric to seek his blessings for the seat.
Fr Mbaka supported Muhammadu Buhari on his way to defeating then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the historic 2015 presidential election.
Ibekaku-Nwagwu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, is seeking to explore the same channel to defeat the incumbent senator, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ekweremadu has been in the senate since 2003 and has been Deputy Senate President for seven years.
According to the presidential aide, seeking God’s face will give her an advantage over the four-term senator.
Ibekaku-Nwagwu said, “I can assure you that for the first time since this Republic, Senator Ike Ekweremadu will be running an election.
“In the past it was a mere affirmation for him. I am the only candidate with the magic finger to defeat him. He will be defeated this time.”
Speaking on the APC primary election that produced her as the party’s candidate, the presidential aide said, “The contest was so hot and very unpredictable. So, I needed something that would give me an edge over my senior brothers that slugged it out with me.
“I will continue to hold on to God until I unseat Ekweremadu at the general election.”