//House of Representatives Rejects Six-year Single Tenure Bill

House of Representatives Rejects Six-year Single Tenure Bill

The House of Representatives has rejected a Bill seeking to amend the 1999 Constitution to accommodate a six-year single tenure for the President and governors in the future as well as a six-year multiple tenure for federal and state legislators.
This comes after the Bill was presented yesterday for second reading by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase.
Defending the motion, the House Leader, Peter Akpatason informed the House that the President has told the nation that he his not interested in another tenure, after his second, adding that the wishes of the President should be respected.
Meanwhile, the only supporter of the bill, Sergius Oguns explained that the bill is meant to curtail huge spending on elections for second term, adding that if the Executives reveal the amount they spend in search of second term, the house will be shocked.