A former presidential candidate, Rev. Chris Okotie, has picked holes in the campaign promises of the major presidential candidates for the 2023 general election.
He said the current constitution would not make it possible for any presidential candidate to fulfill his campaign promises because it contains several inherent contradictions.
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Okotie buttressed his argument with the metaphor of a pilot who wouldn’t fly his plane under inclement weather because it is suicidal to do so; an apparent reference to modality.
The Reverend however declared that it would be an exercise in futility to attempt to base any actualisation of political promises on “the present dysfunctional constitution.”
He insisted that the only way out is to adopt his brand of restructuring based on Aboriginal Democracy, which would produce an acceptable constitution that would meet the yearnings of the people.
He said, “All the major presidential flag-bearers are talking about modality; how they would do what. None is addressing conditionality, that is, the constitution, true federalism, resource control as the primary solution to the Nigerian quandary.”
He added, “Nigeria’s governmental incapacity is not modalities – bout requisite knowledge and procedure – but conditionalities – inherent conditional obstructions.”