What Nigerians said after 35 lawmakers proposed an amendment to the 1999 Constitution

Nigerians on various social media platforms have shared their thoughts on the latest move by 35 lawmakers to amend the 1999 constitution...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶▶▶

The lawmakers, led by Ikenga Ugochinyere, the member representing Ideato South/Ideato North Federal Constituency in Imo State, told select media that they want an amendment to the constitution to allow for the rotation of the Presidency among the six geo-political zones of the country.

They also want an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a single tenure of six years for the President and Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

They made their concerns known at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday, June 10.

Ugochinyere said, “The bill is also seeking a reduction in government spending and wastage, efficiency in governance, and national stability by providing a single term of six years for the President and Governors.”

According to them, they propose the creation of an office of two vice presidents from the southern and northern parts of Nigeria.

“The 1st vice shall be a succession Vice President, while the 2nd Vice President shall be a Minister in charge of the Economy, and both shall be Ministers,” he said.

He said that the bill would seek to amend the relevant sections of the Electoral Act to ensure that all elections at both Federal and State levels were held on the same day, among other changes.

The lawmaker said that the bill, if it becomes an Act, would ensure that all elections and election-related litigation were concluded within a period of six months.

This, according to him, must happen before the swearing into office of the validly elected person for the office is contested.

“Ours is a commitment to building a united, stable, and prosperous nation. Nigeria can and must become a great and modern nation,” Ugochinyere said.

The proposal has gone viral and solicited mixed reactions.

ebychytoo said: “If children of Israel see wetin de sup for naija now, dem go confirm say pharoah na good Man”

cyril_unusual commented: “Their bigger problems in Nigeria, but these APC reps have chosen to be mad”

tnpilot wrote: “6 years is too small naw. Make una make am 600 years!”

ade_oluwa_ commented: “These people just dey do us anyhow. Even if they decide to sell this country we still don’t have a say! Sad!!”

iam_bmodel wrote: “Nah until Tinubu and his people kee all of us?
There is nothing good that is coming out of this National Assembly, especially this house of reps people. No be them talk say they wan create Orlu state, when we have bigger challenges facing the country”

Mrluda1 commented: “Let us start the protest”

tenovertenatuos said: “ruth is if the decide to make it 30yrs for 1 tenure, dem know say nothing average Nigerians go do if not to rant online. Attention is more of those asking talking stage for 20million. Things like this no really dey important”..ĊONTINUE.THE FULL R£ĄÐING.>’.

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