…Randy Priest Sponsors e-Thugs to Attack Bishop
By Peter Ahenakaa
The desperation of the suspended priest who is the disputed governorship candidate of APC in Benue State Hyacinth Alia has taken a very bad dimension. Knowing that his ambition to become governor is heading to nowhere, the arrogant man has resorted to sponsoring his social media miscreants to insult the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, His Lordship, Wilfred Anagbe.
In some Facebook posts, the pseudo accounts created by Alia’s thugs have accused the Bishop of money laundering. They falsely said the Bishop has been arrested by EFCC. What really does Alia hope to achieve with his media attacks on the Bishop? What has Bishop Anagbe done to deserve such hatred from the frustrated priest?
Was the Bishop responsible for Alia’s fake healing masses? He has never healed anyone. Since the 1990s when Alia began to conduct those fake crusades, no one has come forward to say that he healed him or her. He deceived people to collect money from them. He sold salted water to thousands of unsuspecting parishioners.
Was the Bishop responsible for Alia’s failure to build even a toilet for just one of the churches where he worked as a priest? Did the Bishop ask him to steal the money and cement belonging to the Catholic Church opposite BSU first gate to go and build his mansions?
Alia is a crook! He is into 419 and occultism. He has hypnotized some people who follow him blindly. He is only hiding under the cassock to dupe people. Alia spends money only on women and voodoo. A fake priest who has 16 children with 12 different women is too dirty to go near the seat of power in the state. A priest who took the oath of celibacy but has violated it and even dragged children in court with other men is not worth being on the ballot for any election. Alia will be a disaster to the state. No one should think of voting for such a dubious character.
I keep wondering how a man who flagrantly disobeyed his sacred vows of holy orders can enter into a covenant with citizens in a socio-political complex setting and keep such a contract.
Alia did many dirty things in every place he served as a priest. For instance while he was at Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Anum opposite the BSU first gate, members of the church did a fundraising to build a new Church auditorium. However, what was lacking for the progress was the honesty of Fr Alia the then Parish Priest in utilization of the monies realized for the Church project.
The then Auditor General of the Federation, Mr Samuel Ukura who with his family were also active members of the Church contributed significantly to the project. The man particularly donated trailer loads of bags of cement for the Church’s work. However, the cement was never used for the Church project. It was an open subject of discussion amongst Church members how Fr. Alia, who was the Parish Priest, diverted the trailers of cement that were donated. The building materials were not accounted for to the disappointment of the donor and his family who felt discouraged. This was part of the reasons for the long delay in completing the Church project until another priest took over.
Alia is not anything close to being an honest person who should be entrusted with political leadership. If as a priest, Alia diverted trailers of cement meant for Church work, one can only imagine what such a person would do if trusted with the common patrimony of the people. In truth, this and other scandalous issues surrounding the man have really disenchanted some of us about his so-called gubernatorial candidacy. A priest with a known record of dishonesty and fraudulent practices will never make a good leader in political circles. He doesn’t have what it takes; neither has he proven it in his priesthood.
Now that he has launched media attacks on the Bishop, that will mark the end of his brief political career. He will be roundly rejected by the people.
* Ahenakaa writes from Agedam in Gboko.