Pastor Chris Okotie wants to be president of Nigeria by fire by force. He also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over to him as Interim President in 2023. Reverend Chris Okotie who is the Founder of Household of God Church, has appealed to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to step down for him to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari. The cleric believes he is the right person to right the wrongs in the country.
The Man of God said this while addressing journalists at his church at Oregun, Ikeja on Sunday, June 19, 2022. According to his words;
“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 Bola Ahmed Tinubu to support my government for the betterment of the country and I also want to tell Peter 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 Muhammadu 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 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. Pastor Chris Okotie also proposed that the two national assemblies and ministers be done away with, saying the elites have hijacked Nigeria’s democracy for their interests.
“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.”
He maintained that if he is made the interim president, his government would be transparent, adding that his administration would redirect the steps of the youth who are internet fraudsters and make better persons.
Pastor Chris Okotie went further to attack Peter Obi saying the system that introduced Peter Obi cannot take him anywhere. Reverend Chris Okotie went ahead to asked the presidential flag bearer of the Labour party, Mr Peter Obi to drop his ambition because he cannot succeed with the current political atmosphere. Reverend Chris Okotie who contested for the presidential position on several occasions made the calls while addressing journalists at his Church in Oregun, Ikeja the capital city of Lagos when celebrating his 63rd birthday anniversary.
According to Punch Newspaper, the Christian cleric blamed the system that introduced Peter Obi. He stated that the system will make it impossible for him to actualize his political ambition. According to his words; “I also want to tell Peter Obi that the system that introduced him cannot take him anywhere, because he cannot operate in the system we have now.” he stated.