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BREAKING: Reps seek 6-year tenure for president, rotation among zones


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Over 35 members of the House of Representatives have proposed for a significant alterations to the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria to introduce the rotation of the presidency among the six geo-political zones.

The lawmakers led by Honourable Ikenga Ugochinyere, who represents Ideato South/Ideato North Federal Constituency in Imo State, made the call while addressing a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday.

Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere
Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere

According to the lawmakers, this will ensure equal representation and reduce the desperation and tempo of agitation for the creation of states.

Ugochinyere who spoke on behalf of the lawmakers highlighted that these amendments would contribute to cutting down government spending and wastage, improve efficiency in governance, and promote national stability.

“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,” Ugochinyere stated.

The proposed amendments aim to address long-standing issues in Nigerian politics, including the high cost of election cycles and the political instability caused by frequent re-election campaigns.

However, by rotating the Presidency among the six geo-political zones, the lawmakers hope to ensure a more equitable distribution of power and foster a sense of inclusion among the diverse regions of the country.

These proposed changes will require rigorous debate and approval by both the National Assembly and the state legislatures before they can be enacted. If successful, they could mark a significant shift in Nigeria’s political landscape, aiming to create a more stable and efficient system of governance.


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