Clergyman Chris Okotie has called on presidential candidates for the 2023 election to step down and allow him become interim president.
The founder of Household of God Church said on Sunday at his church in Oregun, Ikeja while celebrating his 63rd birthday that he is the solution to Nigeria’s problems.
“I want to appeal to all presidential candidates to withdraw from the race and allow me to come in as the interim president,” Okotie said.
“I want to implore Asiwaju 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 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 practising federalism instead, what we are practising is a presidential system of government. Since 1999, things have been declining because the presidential system of government we are practising has failed us.”
The former presidential candidate added that Nigeria should scrap the National and State Assemblies because of the high cost of maintenance.
“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,” he added.