2019: What Chris Okotie said about defection by Nigerian politicians

Rev. Chris Okotie, ex-presidential candidate and founder of the House of God International Ministry, has said the gale of defection blowing across the country portends good tidings for the nation.

Chris Okotie, who recently renewed his ambition to run for the President of the country in 2019, said there was nothing to worry about over the defections as they characterised free democracies.

In an interview with Vanguard newspaper, Okotie said: “The present political scenario in Nigeria is not unusual and is characteristic of a free democracy like ours which empowers you to establish a position and to pursue it, looking for a platform on which you can articulate and crystallize that political posture.

“This phenomenon, in my view, represents birth pangs and it portends good things; that there is light at the end of the tunnel and the renaissance of our great nation.

“These things will play out in their natural sequence and eventually, we will come to a place where we will all recognise the need for a certain mutuality that must be available to each political party and all political actors involved; for the sake of the unity, holistic existence of our nation and posterity.”

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