Former Presidential candidate of the defunct Fresh Democratic Party, Rev Chris Okotie has maintained that his restructuring proposition is still the best option if Nigeria is to make headway in its political evolution
Okotie who just came back from vacation reiterated his stance in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji.
He insisted that the restructuring proposition christened, The Okotie Option, TOKO, remains the best option for the country, moving forward.
Explaining why he christened it TOKO, he said, “it is to give it a strong sound bite”
The outcome of the forthcoming election notwithstanding, the statement notes that “Okotie remains committed to his beliefs that only a properly restructured Nigeria can safe the country”
He said a properly restructured Nigeria under the auspices of an interim government would create an enabling environment for anyone seeking elective office. It will also help such persons to implement their manifestos
Rev. Okotie maintained that the present system of governance has become inimical and subversive to the Nigerian cause.
“Only an interim government with a philosophy of aboriginal democracy can salvage Nigeria from the cusp of imminent catastrophic disintegration. It’s time for TOKO !!” the statement notes.
He dismissed insinuations in certain quarters that his call for an interim government is inappropriate in an election year, saying previous transition programmes never produced a settled polity because of the contradictions of the current constitution.
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He argued that the ongoing election cycle would not produce the much-anticipated change in the fortunes of Nigerians because of the inherent defects of the 1999 constitution being operated.
Okotie insisted that only an interim government charged with the responsibility of bringing about Aboriginal Democracy is capable of giving the country a legitimate framework for an all-inclusive, indigenous constitution that would be acceptable to Nigerians.