Lawmakers push for 6-year presidential term with zonal rotation

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Some lawmakers in the House of Representatives are pushing for changes to the 1999 Constitution to enable the rotation of the Presidency among Nigeria's six geopolitical zones.

According to Punch, they also aim to amend the constitution to introduce a single six-year tenure for the President and Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

On Monday, June 10, 2024, in Abuja, Hon Ikenga Ugochinyere, the representative of Ideato South/Ideato North Federal Constituency, Imo State, spoke on behalf of these lawmakers.

She 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."


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