Awolowo died without Christ, he never fulfilled his destiny – Olukoya

Olukoya, Babalola and Awolowo

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, Pastor Daniel Olukoya has said that the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo never fulfilled his destiny because he did not give his life to Christ.

He said despite the greatness and exploit of Awolowo on the political scene, he refused to give his life to Christ even when the great Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola once went to his house.

In one of his preaching, as captured by Church Gist, a popular Facebook Christian page, Olukoya said “The great Apostle, Joseph Ayo Babalola once went to the house of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Who knows Chief Obafemi Awolowo? Awo. Anybody heard about Awo?


“Now let me be honest with you as a man of God. By the time the Civil War of Nigeria ended, Ojukwu (Odumegwu) said something. He said, “Nigeria did not fight us, Awo fought us”…Because he was Minister of Finance at that time and Nigeria did not borrow 1 Kobo. Not only that, he gave some advice that made victory possible. Then when he died, Ojukwu now said, this man was ‘the best President Nigeria never had’ and when you say Presidential Debate and you put Awo on TV to be debating with the others, by the time Awo begins to talk, the others look like fools. They look like fools because the knowledge with which he is talking and what he is saying, makes them look like fools.”

Olukoya added: “I had a friend who was in the Executive Military Council during the time of Gowon, the time they brought Awo from prison (Calabar) to become Finance Minister. He said when they brought him to that Executive Council and he sat down and looked at all those soldiers. He said “you want to make me Minister of Finance? Okay, let me give you a short lecture”.

“Then he gave those military boys a short lecture on Primary School Economics. By the time he finished, all those people who were there gave him a round of applause. Simple Primary Economics. Awo was the person that said that anybody who wants to trade with Nigeria, has to be primitive trade by barter.

Bring this, I take this. Bring this, I take this. We are not going to be bringing money to go and buy. When you bring, we take. It’s an exchange.

“And when they were going to do Festac’ 77, they asked for Awo’s opinion. Awo said, “This Festac ’77 is a show of our primitivity and that the white man will be quite happy to see us exhibit our primitivity. He said that the money that would be used for Festac ’77 should be spent on technology for education, for things that will move people forward, not going back to the idols that dragged us to where we were, and the man had this uncanny attribute of being right.

“One day they asked him a question on television. They said, “why is it that you don’t take advice from other politicians?”. He said “Advice?, how can I take advice from someone who is busy dancing with free women on the street at night when I’m busy struggling and thinking about how things will go forward?”. That’s Awo. I’ve been to other places in the world. Do you know the President I see that matches Awo in intelligence is Fidel Castro of Cuba. When you see that one too talk, you will know that this man understands what he is talking about.”

According to Olukoya, “The great Apostle, Joseph Babalola went to visit Awo. Awo was not at home, he met his wife (Hannah Dideolu). And he said, “thus saith the Lord, the Lord said he has called me on the spiritual arena and he has called this man on the political arena. For this man to fulfill his calling, he has to surrender his life to Jesus”. Awo never surrendered his life to Jesus till he died and Awo never fulfilled his destiny.

“Can you raise your right hand everybody. Say My Father, every destiny waster assigned to my calling, DIE!”

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  • I’ve been to other places in the world. Do you know the President I see that matches Awo in intelligence is Fidel Castro of Cuba. When you see that one too talk, you will know that this man understands what he is talking about.”

    When did this con man meet Fidel Catsro? You see how these people tell lies in the name of god.

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  • Con pastor using awolowo to sell his product to mumu followers.

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  • Pastor, you are not to decide, God does

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  • Baba Awolowo fulfilled his destiny

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  • Destiny fulfilment should be understood by becoming what God has destined one to be. A great man of God came to announce what God meant for iife, and becoming it by simply accepting Jesus, but he refused. He laboured than all but never became the President of the country as chosen and announced by the man of God. We should read our Bibles and see how prophecies come.

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    • He refused!?
      The script said he did not meet him at home.
      At times, we Christians are the problem. We twist scriptures to suit. Apart from killing our enemies, how have we affected the land than building churches and celebrating self.
      This fast that I have chosen... Is58:6

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  • Pastor do not worry about baba Awo Destiny . He is in a better place. Pastor you need to worry about your own Destiny. Please, stop passing unnecessary
    Judgement on a death. May he soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

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    • Don't mind him. It is called popularism. Using another to get cheap attention

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  • These pastors are really crazy set of people. Awolowo that was a member and attends St. Saviour's Church in Ikenna in Ogun State. I met him and shook his hands as a kid at the same church during one of the xmas service (around early 1980s) when an elderly member of our extended family that is also an Ikenne native brought all the kids before him. My father also happened to be his personal friend much later and made several trips to Ikenne. So, what is this pastor talking about?

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    • Ade, the so called Pastor is either delusional, naive or ignorant. You must understand that the majority of these Pastors are confused. Immediately I noticed that he bleached his body, I just fell asleep.

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  • A man who is still today after 33 years of his death is still a reference point for many Nigerians whether they ever shared the same political platform with him or not. How many of his peers in politics are still revered or referenced/? A man who who is still regarded as the second to Oduduwa in the Yoruba nation, and nationally revered. What is that if not destiny fulfillment? These pastors just talk as if they know everything and this Olukoya is just not different

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    • Well said. You can say anything you want, but when you talk bad about Chief Obafemi Awolowo. then you've crossed the red line. Sometimes. I wonder what planet these type of so called Pastors come from. This Pastor makes me sick to my stomach, literally. I can't stomach him anymore.

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  • Olukoya has disappointed me with this statement if he indeed made it. He has spoken like some of these Pentocostal pastors who play upon the ignorance of their followers. 1.It is obvious that he did not know the late Fidel Castro but went ahead to extol the man who led a double ;life. Castro acted smart in the public but hid his true self from the people. He, as 'a man of God' should not talk through the flesh but spirits. He should have known that Fidel Castro pretended on social and other fronts. For examples, he did not know that Castro had several concubines, had many capitalist ventures, hid several expensive cars / houses away from the people, and ordered the death of one of his main backers General Ochoa in 1989 because the man had a contrary view to his in 1980./ I am disappointed

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    • The man is right .For what does it profit a man that gain the whole world but lose his soul.This is the word of God not word of a man,so the pastor is right.

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  • What are the criteria for fulfilment of Destiny? Our Lord Jesus came though he lived a very short time but are we going to say he did not fulfil his Destiny? We never can tell what God has in place for Awolowo for it is only God that can tell if a man fulfilled his Destiny for he created us for different purposes.

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    • The destiny of Jesus Christ was to die for the sin of the human race, which is what he did. He fulfilled his destiny.

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