Restructuring won’t lead to secession, says Okotie
Founder of Household of God Church, Rev Chris Okotie, has allayed the fears of those who think any attempt to restructure the country would lead to disintegration.
Okotie, who has been campaigning for the inauguration of an interim government with the objective of restructuring the country, said his concept of Aboriginal Democracy, upon which he anchors restructuring of the federation, would address all prevailing defects in the current system and usher in a new era of political stability for Nigeria.
Okotie, who spoke through his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, observed that his quest to lead the interim government being proposed is to ensure that, as an impartial arbiter, he would join other stakeholders to ensure the future of the country is preserved in an atmosphere of justice, equity, and fairness.
He noted also that resistance to restructuring in certain quarters is because of fears that such an exercise would disfavour one ethnic group or spark off another civil war.
He insisted that the current presidential system, which has created a dysfunctional federation, corruption, top-heavy government, agitations, and protests over alleged marginalisation, has divided the nation along ethnic and religious lines.
He argued that, with Aboriginal Democracy, all prevailing fault lines would be addressed to the satisfaction of all Nigerians because they would be the architects of the new constitution.
He warned that, should the 2023 general election be held without first restructuring the country, the post-COVID socio-political and economic crisis currently sweeping through the world would have a more devastating effect on the country because the existing weak governance structure can’t cope with such monumental problems.