Lessons From Truss’ Resignation -Okotie
Interim government campaigner, Rev Chris Okotie was caught in the storm of the Breaking News of the shocking resignation of British Prime Minister,Liz Truss, as he spoke last week Tuesday to AIT on the imperatives of Aboriginal Democracy for Nigeria.
As the Reverend was speaking to Gbenga Aruleba, the popular host of the AIT Jigsaw programme via zoom from Lagos, the interviewer paused briefly to announce the exit of the embattled Prime Minister, paving the way for a new Prime Minister,Rishi Sunak,who has been nominated by the Tories to succeed Truss.
The coincidence of an interim government coming to replace Truss as he spoke to Okotie on his own advocacy on the same subject added some drama to the programme and Okotie latched onto the situation.
Responding to Aruleba’s question on the possibility of an interim government proposition happening so soon in Nigeria, especially in an election season,Okotie said the UK political system makes it easier for such a transition, but added that our politicians should learn from the British experience.: ‘What we are seeing is the political conscience that’s prevalent in the UK.
‘It is easy over there for someone at the zenith of authority, propelled by patriotic sentiments, to step down under these circumstances.
He went on to argue that an interim government is a more relevant subject on the country’s political agenda than another election cycle.