Legislators in Nigeria propose constitutional amendments for presidential term limits and geographical rotation

11 June
Flag of Nigeria (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
Flag of Nigeria (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
A clutch of lawmakers in Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber are pushing for significant alterations to the 1999 Constitution which will herald a major change in the makeup of the Nigerian presidency. The House of Representatives members, 35 in number and known as Reformers, are proposing the introduction of a six-year single tenure for the President and the governors, saying such amendment would engender fairness and equity in the country. The lawmakers are also proposing an amendment to the Constitution to create two vice presidents from the southern and northern parts of Nigeria. One other major legislative agitation by the group is the rotation of the Presidency between the six geopolitical zones and holding of all elections on the same day.
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