Chris Okotie: 2023 elections will be wild goose chase if Nigeria is not restructured
The founder and General Overseer of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie, has said the 2023 general elections will be a wild goose chase if the country is not restructured.
Okotie has been clamouring for the constitution of an Interim Government that will midwife a restructured Nigeria.
The Interim government according to him will establish a proper geopolitical balance within the context of a true Federalism and rectify aberrations that have been experienced in the polity since 1960
He reiterated in a statement made available to Church Times that unless Nigeria is restructured the next election will merely be a shadow chasing exercise.
Okotie, a philanthropist and also founder of Fresh Party of Nigeria said the extant constitution is obsolete, retrogressive, and subversive to the Nigerian cause.
He reasoned that the forced arrangement involving bigger and smaller ethnic units in the so-called federation is already a disaster
According to him, a series of elections cannot change this unless the right thing is done through restructuring.
He also believes the restructuring can only be done by eminent and patriotic Nigerians in the Interim Government arrangement and not partisan politicians who are only looking at the political gains of the next round of elections.
He said: “Nigeria is in dire need of restructuring. Our Federalism is simply terminological inexactitude. It is a realistic piece of fakery. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is obsolete, retrogressive, and subversive to the Nigerian cause. It can no longer subsist as the legal protocol that guarantees the peaceful co-existence of autonomous ethnicities.
“No extant or subsisting government can right these aberrations for obvious parochial party considerations and entrenched partisan rivalries within the polity.
“The concentric arrangement of the WAZOBIA alliances has been a disaster, engendering the marginalisation of the smaller ethnic units. Thus, perforating the canopy of the Federalism under whose aegis we co-exist”.