The House of Representatives have thrown out bill seeking a six years single term for Nigerian President and Governors.
The bill which was proposed by Rep. John Dyegh from Benue state and seconded by Rep. Adeniyi Olajide was out rightly rejected by other members of the house.
According to Dyegh, the bill is aimed at ensuring the House retains experience and institutional knowledge from members.
Rep. John Dyegh in his motion seek to alter the Constitution to provide for a single term of 6 years for President & Governors & a 6-year term for Members of the National Assembly & States Houses of Assembly.
He further argued that 6 years is enough time for new members to acclimatize to the system and properly dispense their duties.
Debating against the bill was Rep. Gagdi who called for a better electoral reform act saying that the bill will make Nigerians suspect the motive of the parliament.
Also standing against the bill, Rep. Haruna Dederi in his argument against the bill stated that the current 4-year system gives room for appraisal, improvement, and redirection if the electorates are satisfied enough to vote leaders in for the second term.
He further cautioned lawmakers to be wary of playing into the hands of detractors who will insinuate that @nassnigerian seeks to elongate the tenure of President.
The Bill was put to a vote and the nays have it.