Opponents of restructuring benefiting from recycled leadership, says Okotie
Interim government campaigner, Rev. Chris Okotie, has cautioned Nigerians not to be carried away by the crowds they see at political rallies, stressing that the presence of a mixed multitude at such events does not indicate a presidential candidate enjoys support of the people.
Speaking through his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, Okotie, who is promoting his Aboriginal Democracy agenda as an alternative to the current system of government, said: “Crowd-renting is mainly responsible for the crowd we see at rallies, which is why we sometimes find same people at different rallies.”
He explained that some people attend these rallies purely out of curiosity or to catch a glimpse of the political leaders or to be part of the action.
Speaking further on the 2023 election in an interview with Kaftan TV’s Funmilayo Osho-Kumolu, on the programme, Daybreak Africa, Okotie argued that Aboriginal Democracy is the only concept that could produce the change Nigeria needs, not an election as being pursued.
In his word: “Nigeria’s second attempt at democracy has failed us as a nation.”
Insisting that an interim government is required to fashion a new and effective constitution that would be acceptable to all federating units, before a realistic election could be conducted, Okotie noted that the current constitution is a unitary one and is inconsistent with cultural realities, being a product of retrogressive elements.
He said those who are opposed to restructuring are benefiting from the current system of recycled leadership, which has produced current economic stagnation.