2019 Elections: Chris Okotie declares intention to run for President
By Rita Okoye
Reverend Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church has declared his intention to run for president in the 2019 elections.
Okotie revealed this during his church service on Sunday.
Okotie, who has run for president three times – 2003, 2007 and 2001 – told his congregation that he’s reemerged from his political hibernation.
Okotie revealed that he’s written to both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to not field any candidate in the election and come together to adopt him instead.
I have re-emerged from my political hibernation to contest the office of President in the forthcoming elections. I am fully persuaded that Nigeria needs a man who is credible, dependable and trustworthy.
A God-fearing man who is embroidered with compassion and love for (this) country. A man who will be readily accepted as a symbol of national unity, who can bring genuine reconciliation and guarantee peace and tranquillity in our nation.
A man who is completely insulated from the variegated conflicts that mark the antecedents of our major political actors. A man who can apply the principle of malice towards none and charity for all; who can invoke a pan-Nigerian philosophy to reject the partisan provincialism of finger pointing at this time when Nigeria is threatened by existential adversaries.
A man with the requisite intellectual capacity and moral perpendicularity. I believe that the benevolent grace of God has telescoped these virtues into my person, to prepare for such a time as this.