Bill seeking six-year single term for president, governors rejected by Reps

Bill seeking six-year single term for president, governors rejected by Reps

- The House of Reps has rejected a bill seeking a six-year single term for the president, governors

- According to members of the house, there is nothing wrong with the system Nigeria currently operates

- Meanwhile, lawmakers like Sergius Ogun from Edo state, argued that the bill would save the country funds used to conduct elections every four years

A bill seeking to provide for a single term of six years for the president and governors has been rejected by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 17.

The bill was sponsored by John Dyegh from Benue state.

However, the bill was rejected after it was called up for a second reading at Tuesday’s plenary session.

The bill also seeks to also provide for an unlimited tenure of six years for members of the National Assembly and state houses of assembly.

According to The Cable, most of the lawmakers kicked against it, insisting that there is nothing wrong with the system Nigeria currently operates.

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However, few lawmakers like Sergius Ogun from Edo state argued that this would save the country the funds used to conduct elections every four years.

“This bill intends to also save the money being spent in elections for the second term. It will save this country and our democracy,” Ogun said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the house committee on defence commended the Nigerian military for the invention of a Mine Resistance Anti-Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP) for the use of Nigerian forces.

The committee gave the commendation when they visited the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja on Tuesday, December 10 on oversight and fact-finding mission.

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Chairman of the committee, Honourable Babajimi Benson, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, stated that the production of military hardware and software in Nigeria is a thing of national pride.

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