A former presidential candidate and restructuring campaigner, Rev. Chris Okotie, has broken his silence since the May 29 presidential inauguration.
In a statement released in Lagos on Sunday by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, to mark Okotie’s 64th birthday annanniversary, the Cleric expressed concern on a range of burning national issues and capped them up with his vision for a new Nigeria.
Below is the full text of the statement:
“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 sixty-four (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.”
Rev Okotie, however, assured Nigerians that he would continue to pursue his dream of getting the country restructured to pave the way for what he called Aboriginal democracy.