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VIDEO: Lawmakers want single tenure of six years for President, Governors

Reps call for two Vice Presidents from South, North

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives is calling for a single tenure of six years for presidents and governors and also moved to create the office of two vice presidents from the Southern and Northern parts of Nigeria.

The six bills which have passed through the first reading on the floor of the House are sponsored by 35 members of the House.

The spokesperson of the 35 reformed-minded lawmakers, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, representing Ideato North/South federal constituency said that bills, if passed into law, will reduce government spending and wastage, efficiency in governance, and national stability by providing a single term of six years for the President and Governors.

He the lawmakers are committed towards using the instrument of lawmaking to reform Nigeria and the political process he said constitutional and electoral reform has been a burning topic in Nigeria since independence from Britain in 1960, Over the past 50 years, the controversy has led to unrest and a deepening of religious and ethnic divides.

 

 

 

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