ICYMI: 'Nigeria’ll Break Up If I Don’t Succeed Buhari' - Pastor Okotie Warns Nigerians - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, July 8, 2022

ICYMI: 'Nigeria’ll Break Up If I Don’t Succeed Buhari' - Pastor Okotie Warns Nigerians

               •Pastor Okotie

The Daily Crucible | Friday, July 8, 2022

Less than a month after the founder of Household of God Church, Rev. Chris Okotie, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over the government of Nigeria to him as an Interim President in May 2023, the flamboyant Lagos pastor on Friday stepped up his demand with a warning that the country will break up if Buhari failed to relinquish power to him next year.

Okotie had on Sunday, June 19, called on the 2023 presidential candidates of All Progressives Congress(APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to step down for him as the head of the interim government he demanded from President Buhari.

The cleric also urged the presidential candidate of the Labour Party(LP), Peter Obi, to step down for him, saying the system that threw up the former governor of Anambra State would take him to no where regarding his presidential aspiration.

The cleric at the time, said these steps should be followed by Buhari, Tinubu, Atiku and Obi, positing "that is the only solution to Nigeria’s predicaments.”

Okotie who founded a political party - Fresh Party, had contested the presidential election twice in Nigeria and lost in both instances even after he had claimed God told him he would be Nigerian President.

He is also not a presidential candidate in the February 2023 Presidential election in Nigeria.

However, he re-echoed the same position days earlier, saying only credible leader like him could garner the support of Nigerians to pull the country back from the brink.

He stated: "If I don’t succeed Buhari, It will bring disaster, catastrophe, calamity and tragedy. 

You can see where we are headed; the indicators are very clear that if we do not do something now while we have the time, this nation will break into fragments. 

It could even lead to war because there is so much anger, there is so much resentment. 

The politicians have divided us into ethnicity and religion. That is why we must do something at this point in time. 

Only a credible leader like me  can have the kind of support from Nigerian people for this kind of project because they themselves know what is going on. 

Things are so bad. I have been a pastor for about 35 years, and I work with people and I know the pain, their anguish, the resentment that is growing in the polity; we must do something to assuage the situation. 

Those who know Chris Okotie know that I only stand on the truth. I believe that as I begin to expatiate and elucidate this concept, our people will listen because they know that is the only way forward. If not we are back to square one. 

We don’t need a regime change; we need a system change. 

Nigeria must change its system of operation. That is the only way we can have peace, unity and prosperity."

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