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Outcome of 2023 elections has justified my call for restructuring-Okotie
Founder of defunct Fresh Democratic Party and the Household of God Church, Rev Chris Okotie has said the acrimony and tension that characterised the just concluded elections across the country has lent credence to his call for the restructuring of the country ahead of any meaningful election.
Okotie made the observation in a recent statement by his spokesman, Pastor Ladi Ayodeji on Sunday.
He is canvassing what he calls TOKO (The Okotie Option) as a template that could bring about the Nigerian Reformation.
Okotie said the fierce contests and contentions between politicians before, during, and after the polls, justify his call for a new constitution.
He based his proposal on four major components: Reconciliation, Reconstruction, Solidarity, and a new foundation for development.
The statement noted that the cleric had in a tweet said, ‘It is time for Reconciliation; it is time for Reconstruction, it is time to join hands in solidarity, it is time to lay the foundation for posterity, it is time for TOKO. The Reformation of Nigeria is now!’
He insists that ad-hoc amendments to the constitution as proposed by some would not lead to any serious reformation.
According to him, the current constitution upon which the general election was held, has only produced greater division in the polity as being experienced.
Okotie said his call for restructuring before the election was to avoid a post-election crisis and create the right atmosphere for a peaceful development of Nigeria.
While assuring that the TOKO campaign would continue, he urged Nigerians to take part in the National Dialogue he is promoting to engender equity, peace, and prosperity in Nigeria.
He asked political gladiators to sheath their swords and come to the Round Table to fashion out how to restructure the country.
‘At the end of this campaign, we shall compile the various submissions and send a memorandum to the President, the National Assembly, and other key stakeholders’, Okotie added.