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Professor Charles Soludo wants 5 vice presidents, 6-year single term for Nigerian presidents

Professor Charles Soludo wants 5 vice presidents, 6-year single term for Nigerian presidents

- Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, has called for 6-year single term for Nigerian presidents

- He also called for 5 vice presidents for the country

- Soludo said that each of the vice president should be chosen from the six geopolitical zones

Professor Charles Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has advocated for a single tenure of six years for the country’s president.

He said this on Monday, May 21 during the southeast summit on restructuring Nigeria in Awka, the Anambra state capital, Daily Trust reports.

“The tenure of office of the president shall be a single term of six years. “There shall be five vice presidents. One from each of the six geopolitical zones.”

Also, Chief Osita Chidoka, a former minister of Aviation and renowned economist, Professor Pat Utomi, said that constructive engagement on the Nigerian project remained the best way to go.

They said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the restructuring summit organised by Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Awka.

Chidoka described Nigeria as a product of negotiation which must renegotiate at all times to get the best out of it.

He said Nigerians must agree that the country must be at peace with itself and lauded the Ohanaeze Ndigbo for providing the platform.

“Nigeria is a work in progress, no country is a final product. So, we need to constantly renew the idea of Nigeria.

“What Ohanaeze has done today is a step in the right direction, Nigeria is a product of negotiation and we will continue to negotiate Nigeria.

“This is the only way Nigeria can thrive and this summit is a good platform for it.

“Nigeria needs restructuring, I am one of those who believe that no matter the decision you take, there is need to come to the table to talk about it,” Chodoka said.

On his part, Utomi said justice was a condition for peace and sustainable development in any society.

Utomi said Nigeria was a long-term project where people should focus on long-term goals rather than short-term gain resulting in injustice, desperation and strive.

“I find it necessary that we should all sit down and decide on a modus vivendi.

“It is important we create an atmosphere for engagements that will make our democracy viable and this is one of the platforms.

“It is important to note that Ohanaeze Ndigbo, under the leadership of Nnia Nwodo, has maintained focus and the focus should be maintained,” Utomi said.

Meanwhile, had reported that the movement for Cognitive Justice on Monday, February 12, said Nigeria must recognise and give equality to its diverse ethnic groups to end recurring conflicts in the country.

Dr Kajit Bagu, the founder of the movement, said at a press conference in Kaduna that the present structure has left the country with identity crisis forcing ethnic nationalities to clamour for equality and justice.

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