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Nigerian lawmakers seek six-year tenure for president, zone rotation

Some House of Representatives members are seeking alterations to the 1999 Constitution, which will allow the rotation of the Presidency among the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

The lawmakers also want an amendment that will allow “A single tenure of six years for the President and Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Speaking on behalf of the group the member representing Ideato South/Ideato North Federal Constituency, Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, on Monday said, “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.

“Constitutional Amendment to provide that the President and the 1st Vice President shall come from the same part of the country (north or south) and the 1st Vice President shall become President whenever the President becomes incapacitated, i.e., V.P. (Succession), V.P. (Administration and Economy),” Mr Ugochinyere said.

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