Without restructuring, Nigeria risks implosion in 2023, Says Chris Okotie.
A popular clergyman, Reverend Chris Okotie has stressed the need for Nigeria to have an interim government.
The clergyman made his position known
in a lively One -On-One interview session with the TVC team of Sam Omatseye and Kemi Fola-Adeyemo in Lagos last Friday,
Okotie declared that regime change in 2023 would lead the country back to the status quo without restructuring.
While reiterating his position that an interim government is a necessity to guarantee a stable polity in Nigeri, he warned that the alternative to his proposition for restructuring before the next general election is an implosion.
According to him, the Presidential system of government has failed the nation and should be jettisoned.
The popular reverend is however
offering Aboriginal Democracy as a viable alternative to the present system.
He insisted that it’s the only mechanical instrumentality available for the crystalization of the Nigerian dream.
‘The present constitution is more unitary than federal’,Rev Okotie went on, adding ‘we need to change the constitution, we need to restructure’.
The Reverend explained that Aboriginal Democracy would eliminate the legislature and end the perpetual conflict between the centrifugal and centripetal forces, which has created the regional xenophobia engendered by the political class.
Responding to the TVC panelists on the feasibility of an interim government in view of the 2023 general election, Okotie averred that the stakeholders could make it happen if they demonstrate their patriotism.
It is based on this patriotic sentiment that he’s appealing to the Presidential candidates to buy his argument for a hiatus to first create a new constitution before we proceed with a new election.
‘The constitution is made for the people, and not the people for the constitution’, he said.