The former Nigerian President who disclosed this at an event organized in his honour by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) , said he dropped the name because of the Biblical character, Mathew, whom he was named after, was a tax collector.
"My mother and father decided to name me Matthew but when I grew up, I started asking myself the meaning of Matthew. "Not only does it not have meaning as long as I am concerned, the biblical Matthew is a stupid tax collector.
Daddy Freeze who has been on the neutral side of the saga has finally responded to the pastor's stepping down. He referred to step down as 'commendable' and likened the pastor to the tax collector in the Bible. His comment sparked many reactions.