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Two-term tradition: Reps to bar acting president, governor from 2nd term

2 December 2016 Uncategorized


In a bid to give constitutional protection to Nigeria’s two-term tradition, the House of Representatives has moved to bar any office holder who served as President or Governor for up to two years from seeking election to serve beyond one term of four years.

The bill, sponsored by Deputy Speaker Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff, notes that no person who has held office of (or acted as) president or governor of a state for more than two years of a term shall not be elected to the office of president or governor of a state more than once.

Lasun further explains that the aim of the bill is to give constitutional protection to the two-term tradition.

He also added that by virtue of the provisions of sections 137(1) (b) and 182(1)(b) of the constitution, the President and Governor shall serve in those capacities for two terms of eight years which is the maximum period.

 

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