In order to avoid being sent back to the Monastery once more, charismatic Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu has made a vow to avoid discussing politics frequently. This was brought up when he discussed the various stances that Nigerian priests of all Christian religions had adopted throughout the general election campaigns of 2023 as being a rejection of God.
In Nigeria, Catholic priest Father Mbaka is well recognized for his political commentary. He has been an outspoken opponent of corruption in the Nigerian government and has made a strong case against political figures being held accountable for their deeds. Despite the fact that certain members of the Catholic Church hierarchy think priests shouldn’t become involved in politics, his political engagement has also made him unpopular with them.
The quotation implies that Father Mbaka is conscious of the dangers of engaging in politics. He’s probably already been condemned by the Church for his political convictions, if not even punished. In order to prevent further dispute with the Nigerian government or the Church, he might be saying that he won’t discuss politics much.