Why I want interim government for Nigeria now – Okotie
Reverend Chris Okotie, the Founder of Household of God Church, has said an interim government at this time would address all the prevailing defects in the current system and usher in a new era of political stability for Nigeria.
He made this call in a statement issued by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, on Wednesday.
According to him, an interim government will give room for the overhaul to take place and will not lead to recession. Neither will it lead to disintegration, he added.
Okotie has “observed that his quest to lead the interim government being proposed is to ensure that, as an impartial arbiter, he would join other stakeholders to ensure that the future of the country is preserved in an atmosphere of justice, equity, and fairness.”
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“He noted also that the resistance to restructuring in certain quarters is because of fears that such an exercise would disfavour one ethnic group or spark off another civil war.
“The Reverend insists that the present Presidential system, which has created a dysfunctional federation, corruption, top-heavy government, agitations, and protests over alleged marginalization, has divided the nation along ethnic and religious lines.
“He argued that, with Aboriginal Democracy, all the prevailing fault -lines would be addressed to the satisfaction of all Nigerians because they would be the architects of the new constitution.
“Again he warned that, should the 2023 general election be held without first restructuring the country, the post-Covid socio-political and economic crisis currently sweeping through the world would have a more devastating effect on our country because the present weak governance structure can’t cope with such monumental problems.”