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Lawmakers Propose Six-Year Single Term For President, Governors



Lawmakers Propose Six-Year Single Term For President, Governors

A group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives is advocating for constitutional amendments to implement a single six-year term for the president and governors, News About Nigeria reports.

Currently, the president and governors are eligible for an eight-year tenure, split into two four-year terms.

The proposed alteration to the 1999 Constitution will facilitate a rotational presidency among Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones as a way of promoting inclusivity and fairness.

Speaking on behalf of the group in Abuja on Monday, Ikenga Ugochinyere, who represents Ideato South/Ideato North Federal Constituency in Imo State, pointed out the benefits of the proposed change.

Ugochinyere stated, “The reduction in government spending and wastage, efficiency in governance, and national stability by providing a single term of six years for the President and Governors will go a long way in cost-cutting measures.”

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