God Has Told Me Who Will Be President – Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, KICC London

BY CHRISTY ANYANWU

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Matthew Ashimolowo has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London. Ashimolowo earned his net worth from his annual salary as senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre as well as from his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo Media. He enrolled in a Bible school after the death of his father and at age 22 converted to Christianity from Islam. His Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom where he earns an annual salary of $200,000. Ashimolowo also has a program called Winning Ways aired on Premier Radio and on TV in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, TV Africa, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network. His media company, Matthew Ashimolowo Media which according to reports is the major source of his wealth subscribes to and teaches success in the area of prosperity theology. He is an inspiring preacher who has lifted countless souls with his passionate preaching of the gospel. On January 3rd, the man of God and his wife Yemisi hosted the 9th annual widow’s event in his home town, Odeomu, Osun State, Nigeria. It was indeed a mammoth gathering of widows from all the nooks and crannies of the state. At the venue, he talked to Sunday Sun about the state of the nation, his life as regards touching the lives of the less privileged, his vision for widows and lots more. Excerpts:

Can you tell us about yourself, sir?

My name is Matthew Abiodun Ashimolowo. I’m from here in Odeomu, Gbongan. It’s my father’s hometown, but I wasn’t born here. I was born in Zaria. I was born in the north. I grew up in the north, in the army barracks and then became a pastor 41 years ago. I was sent to England 31 years ago by the Foursquare Church, and then I started KICC almost 23 years ago. That’s me in a nutshell. I’m married. This year, my marriage will be 34 years. I have two sons and one will be 32 this month and the other will be 30 in May. Both of them got married in July and October 2014 respectively.

We are in the New Year. Nigerians would like to know what God is saying to us as a country. Do you have a message for Nigerians?

Very interesting. I believe that globally, there is going to be a shaking of the world. There will be earthquakes in some places. There might be famine in places they never knew famine, and flooding in places they didn’t expect. For Nigeria, the Lord showed me, who will win the election. I will not mention his name, because I have to be politically neutral. But when the president’s name is announced, 20 percent of a certain part of the nation will not agree. Eventually, after negotiation they will. We will agree that we’re one. Wales is only 400,000 people or about a million people. They call them a nation, and they call Yorubas who are 27 million a tribe, the Igbo who are 18 million you call them a tribe. For us to have many nations that make up Nigeria, it was God that made it happen. And that prophetic mandate still remains on Nigeria. Anyone who incites people to divide this nation will lose his chance. Nigeria will remain one. After all the noise, you will be amazed that also some politicians will be shocked, nobody will be ready to die for them. There will be peace in Nigeria after the election. I see a man who will one day rise, but I don’t know when, I don’t think it’s up to 10 years though . He will turn the fortunes of Nigeria round. Nigeria will look like one of these advancing nations like United Arab Emirates , India, and China. That is how Nigeria will be.

You said there will be peace, what about Boko Haram insurgency?

Boko Haram is a snake with many heads. We are cutting one head, which is why the other head shows up. If you know the hydras in the story of Hercules, every time the head of that snake was cut, two heads grew there. We need a robust approach. Boko Haram will
still be around but we need a robust approach. We need to deal with fifth columnists in the sys­tem who are empowering them. I am 62 years old. I was born in the barracks and I know when Nigeria fought the civil war. My father fought the war too. In fact, he died in Biafra. He died by the Asaba bridge. But I can tell you, in Nigeria, there were only five battalions when Nigeria fought the three-year civil war and yet the war came to an end. It was massive. How can you fight a bunch of riff-raffs with the army and they hold you to ransom? Fifth columnists are selling Nigeria to them, giving them petrol, money and ammunition. As my mother used to say, when a child keeps throwing stones and he’s not exhausted, there is a supplier in the corner. But our prayer should be that our government will be bold enough to indict the fifth columnists, either inside the system or outside the system.

Do you think foreigners are backing Boko Haram?

The only foreign aide in my opinion to Boko Haram are weapons from Libya during the revolution. They came down south. Other than that, it will be people who believe in the advancement of the religion of Islam but do not realize that in the process they are funding the wrong people.

Source: Sun news

19 Comments

  • We don’t want political statements from men of God again…if truly God revealed to you who the president of Nigeria is come February please mention his name NOW.we all know that neither of the party would agree if the opposition is declared the winner so stop telling us some percentage won’t agree because we all know that. Another thing is that if you know you can’t reveal God’s words to human(fear) then don’t say anything rather than saying you know but won’t mention names.Please

  • Foollish statement, d man of God just Said that he would not mention names because he wants to Be politically neutral, what else do u wnt from him when he has made himself clear. His not a political mumu that goes about runing after politician for gain or earn-means, for ur information he is a man of God and not a politician, vote-wisely.

  • So we shld jump inside d ocean,u people call urslf men of God,putin ur mouth in political tinz,I sorry for u people,man of God indeed

  • Who is fooling who? Me sef don sabi who go win the election, but I no go talk. Some people will disagree and the issue will be resolved. Mtcheeeeeeeeeeeew!!!! Stupid talk. Who does he think he is fooling? No be me sha. Mr Oga, your talk na pakara. Make you go tell am to the birds. Hehehehehe. I dey laugh ooo.

  • Are you the chairman of NPC that conducted 2006 census ? Who told you that igbos are 18 million, yoruba 27 Million.
    However, 1999 constitution as amended, gave every adult power to vote or be voted, and play partisan politic at will, whether pastor, imam, high priest, whosoever. The only important thing is constructive praises and criticism.

  • 90% men of God in Nigeria are after money and wealth, i don’t blv what ever any of them have to say… may God see us through, i only look up to God…

  • A lot of comments here shows that,a lot of people don’t have a single regards for the men of God,this made them speak like a mad man. Though everybody has a freedom of expressing his or her opinion but,not at the expense of the so called men of God. Because there are fake pastors,does that means all pastors are bad. People should watch their tongue to avoid the wrath of God,and the impending sorrow that may befall them. I want to believe that,pastor Ashimolowo has never said anything that is wrong or been political here. God bless Nigeria

  • ‘touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm,’ says the Lord God of Nigeria, for anyone who disobeys shall be punished.

  • ‘touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm,’ says the Lord God of Nigeria, for anyone who disobeys shall be punished. As long as a man is God’s servant, we don’t have a right to abuse or curse him but we can correct privately in love.

  • U all are fools…we dat are in north we knw wat we are passing through….vote buhari…Nigeria will be fine…we are tired of good luck…he is a total disgrace to Nigeria..he must go…because God loves Nigeria and d poor people of Nigeria..,u all are fools…vote wisely whether Islam or Christian…vote for change…i love my country gudluck dnt care for d poor ones…God bless Nigeria.

  • Blessed be on to the name of the LORD!vote for Jesus Christ so u b set free…….the LORD has revealed who is going to win the presidential election!!!!!

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