Restructuring Won’t Break Up Nigeria, Okotie Insists

Restructuring Won't Break Up Nigeria, Okotie Insists
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Amidst the ongoing debate on the structure of Nigeria, the Founder of Household of God Church, Reverend Chris Okotie, has asserted out that restructuring Nigeria will not lead to secession.

He made this known via his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, in a statement made available to Africa Daily News, New York on Thursday.

The cleric who lately has been an interim government campaigner allayed the fears of those who think that any attempt to restructure the country would lead to disintegration.

‘Okotie, who has been campaigning for the inauguration of an interim government with the main objective of restructuring the country, said his concept of Aboriginal Democracy upon which he anchors the restructuring of the federation, would address all the prevailing defects in the current system and usher in a new era of political stability for Nigeria,‘ the statement partly read.

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It further revealed that Okotie has ‘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 that the future of the country is preserved in an atmosphere of justice, equity, and fairness.’

The statement continued, ‘He noted also that the 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.

‘The Reverend insists that the present 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 the prevailing fault -lines would be addressed to the satisfaction of all Nigerians because they would be the architects of the new constitution.

‘He again 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 our country because the present weak governance structure can’t cope with such monumental problems.’

Two weeks ago, Okotie stated that his proposal for an interim government is ready, adding that it will be made available to the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari

Africa Daily News, New York

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