Don’t be carried away by rallies, Okotie warns Nigerians
Interim government campaigner, Rev Chris Okotie has warned Nigerians not to get carried away by the crowds they see at political rallies.
In his latest bulletin released from his media office in Lagos by his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, Okotie said the presence of the mixed multitude at campaign rallies is no indication that a presidential candidate enjoys the support of the people.
Rev Okotie,who is promoting his Aboriginal Democracy agenda as an alternative to the current system of government, said crowd-renting is mainly responsible for the crowd seen at rallies, which is why same people are usually found at different rallies.
He explained that some people attend these rallies purely out of curiosity or to catch a glimpse of the political leaders or to be part of the action.
Speaking further on the 2023 election in an interview with Kaftan TV’s Funmilayo Osho -Kumolu, on the programme, Daybreak Africa: State of the Nation, the Reverend argued that Aboriginal Democracy is the only concept that could produce the change Nigeria needs, not an election as being pursued.
Okotie said: “Nigeria’s second attempt at democracy has failed us as a nation.” He insisted that an interim government was required to fashion a new, effective constitution that would be acceptable to all the federating units, before a realistic election could be conducted.
“The present constitution is a unitary one and is inconsistent with our cultural realities being a product of retrogressive elements,” he said.
Okotie concluded that those opposed to restructuring are benefiting from the current system of recycled leadership, which has produced the present economic stagnation.