A former Presidential candidate, Rev. Chris Okotie, says nothing tangible will be achieved in the cases challenging the outcome of the 2023 presidential election under the presidential system of government in Nigeria.
The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) are challenging the 2023 presidential election which brought President Bola Tinubu into power.
Okotie, who is spearheading a campaign for restructuring of the federation, described the
presidential system as “a hydra-headed monstrousity”, stressing that it is a debilitating system.
He said this in a statement issued by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, on Saturday, June 17.
The cleric said: “It is hubristic naivety to envisage the emergence of a new Nigeria from a moribund political cocoon corrupted by duplicity, political criminality and the travesty of the electoral-social etiquette.
“The current presidential system of governance has again manifested itself as a hydra-headed monstrousity.
“No matter the outcome of the adjudications of the cases brought before the Nigeria assizes, by opposing political parties, nothing tangible will be achieved under this debilitating system.
“We must be willing and courageous enough to abandon this circadian rhythm of political disaster and leadership deficit.
“I am fully persuaded that aboriginal democracy is the only way forward. Let us make hay while the sun is still shining. To do otherwise is tantamount to mindless illogicality and clueless ineptitude.
“At 64, I envision Nigeria standing on the brink of the River Jordan anticipating an Aquarian miracle to facilitate our entry into the promise land. The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Nigeria will make a way where there seems to be no way. He has heard our cry. He is faithful. Delay is no denial.”
Okotie added that he would continue to pursue his dream of getting the country restructured to pave the way for Aboriginal democracy.
Source: The Conclave
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