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Ekweremadu calls for 6-year single tenure for president, governors

Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has advocated six-year single tenure for president, governors, National Assembly and state assembly members “to stop the problem caused by the quest for second term.”

He said countries in South America used single tenure to stabilise their democracy, adding that one of such countries, Mexico, was still practicing single term.

He noted that “single presidency tenure of six years that rotates among the six geo-political regions will promote unity and loyalty to the nation.”

He stressed the need to restructure the county to enable regions to harness their resources outside oil, “especially given that the black gold was undergoing shocks in the global oil market.

“The market for crude oil is reducing by the day as countries like Britain and France now have laws that will ban the use of diesel and petrol cars by 2030.

“Also, many countries have started using electric cars.”