Reps reject six-year single term for president, govs

House of Reps in session

By Kemi Yesufu

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday threw out an amendment to the Constitution seeking to have the president and governors serve only a term of six years.

Lawmakers took turns to speak against the passage of the bill during a debate on it.

Sponsor of the bill, Rep. John Dyegh, however, stated that lawmakers did not understand the intent of the bill.

When the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, who presided over the plenary, put to voice vote the passage of the bill for second reading, the lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against it.

Wase consequently ruled that the bill be stepped down.

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