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BREAKING: 35 lawmakers seek six-year tenure for president, rotation among zones

A group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives have commenced advocacy for significant alterations to the 1999 Constitution.

The lawmakers are aiming to establish the rotation of the Presidency among Nigeria’s six geo-political zones and introduce a single six-year term for the President and Governors.

Speaking on behalf of the group in Abuja, Ikenga Ugochinyere, the member representing Ideato South/Ideato North Federal Constituency in Imo State, stated, “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.”

According to them, the proposed constitutional changes will enhance political stability and governance efficiency.

By rotating the Presidency among the six geo-political zones, the lawmakers say they aim to promote national unity and ensure a fair representation of all regions in the country’s highest office.

They further stated that the single six-year term for Presidents and Governors is intended to reduce the financial and political costs associated with frequent election cycles and transitions.

“This measure is expected to allow elected leaders to focus on long-term developmental projects without the distractions of re-election campaigns,” Ugochinyere stated.

Ugochinyere added that the proposal is currently under discussion within the legislative framework, and further updates on its progress and potential implications are anticipated.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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