Weeks after the 2023 Presidential primaries for APC and PDP have been concluded, Pastor Okotie comes forward to demand that Tinubu and Atiku step down for him in the presidential race.
Pastor Chris Okotie is the General Overseer of Household of God Church. The Reverend has appealed to the forerunners of the two most prominent parties in the country, to allow him take over from President Muhammadu Buhari as interim president in 2023.
While many pastors had initially purchased the APC presidential forms, Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerged winner of the APC primaries and has been chosen to represent the party in the 2023 presidential elections. However, Pastor Okotie believes he is the right man for the job and has appealed to Tinubu to let him rule in 2023.
Pastor Chris Okotie shared this while addressing journalists at his church at Oregun, Ikeja on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
His statement read:
“I want to appeal to all presidential candidates to withdraw from the race and allow me to come in as the interim president. I want to implore Asiwaju to support my government for the betterment of the country and I also want to tell Obi that the system that introduced him cannot take him anywhere, because he cannot operate in the system we have now. All the presidential candidates should support me to succeed President Buhari as the interim president.”
“We must also rise above tribe and religion because there is an imbalance in the country and we are not practicing sing federalism instead, what we are practicing is a presidential system of government. Since 1999, things have been declining because the presidential system of government we are practicing has failed us.
“We must get rid of the National and State Assemblies because maintaining each member cost the country billions of naira. Some of the standing committees at both assemblies are not useful to the country, they are only representing themselves, not the populace.”
“For the best of the country, both assemblies should be scrapped and the money for maintaining them should be used for something else. What we have in Nigeria today is the government of the party, by the party and for the party.
“Ministers and the Commissioners should also be expunged because Nigeria’s democracy has been hijacked by the elite for their interest and they are deceiving the downtrodden who don’t know anything. And the most important of all is our constitution. It should be changed to a people-oriented constitution, not the military one we have now. After the change, we can then restructure the country for the better.”