30 Reps Members Propose 6-yr Single Term For President, Governors

The lawmakers are also seeking to hold the elections for the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship, State Houses of Assembly, Local Government, and FCT Area Councils on the same day.
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Reform Minded Lawmakers From Different Political Parties (G-30), a group of about 30 members of the House of Representatives, are advocating for a single six-year term for the presidency and Governors, with the presidency rotating among the six geopolitical zones as outlined in a number of bills presented in the house.

The lawmakers are also seeking to hold the elections for the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship, State Houses of Assembly, Local Government, and FCT Area Councils on the same day.

The Reform Minded Lawmakers made the disclosure during a press conference on Monday about the 50 bills they co-sponsored, which passed first reading in the House of Representatives in Abuja.

Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, Co-sponsor of the Bills and member representing Imo State's Ideato North/South Federal Constituency, stated during the press conference that they were proposing changes to the 1999 constitution (as amended) to provide for the rotation of executive powers among the country's six geopolitical zones with the aim to ensure equal representation and reduce the desperation and tempo of agitation for the creation of new states.

Ugochinyere's Bills also sought to amend the Constitution to create the office of two vice presidents from Nigeria's southern and northern regions, with the first vice president serving as a succession Vice President and the second as a Minister in Charge of the Economy, both of whom are Ministers.

In addition, he said the Bills sought constitution amendments to ensure that the President and the 1st Vice President come from the same region (North or South) and that the 1st Vice President would become President in the event the President became incapacitated.

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