Reverend Chris Okotie, the Founder of Household of God Church, has clamored for the set up of an interim government that will overhaul and restructure Nigeria before the next general election in the country.
Chris Okotie 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.
The statement partly read;
“Okotie, who has been campaigning for the inauguration of an interim government with the main objective of restructuring the country, said his concept of Aboriginal Democracy upon which he anchors the restructuring of the federation, would address all the prevailing defects in the current system and usher in a new era of political stability for Nigeria,”.
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.”
The statement reads further;
“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 of the present weak governance structure can’t cope with such monumental problems.”