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Restructuring: Soludo Proposes 6-Year Single Term For Presidents, 5 Vice-Presidents I The Precision

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A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,
Professor Charles Soludo has advocated a single tenure of six years for
the nation’s president.


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He stated this on Monday during the South East Summit on Restructuring Nigeria in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
“The
tenure of office of the President shall be a single term of six years,”
he said. “There shall be five Vice Presidents. One from each of the six
geopolitical zones.”
According to Soludo, the Igbos demand a nation that works in order to give everyone a sense of belonging.
This, he noted, was why some aggrieved members of the Igbo nation were canvassing for seceding from Nigeria.
Despite
the different political differences, Soludo believes that the Igbos
firmly speak with one voice on the issue of restructuring.
Top on
the demands of Ndigbo known for their entrepreneur skills in the country
and across the world is the creation of the nation’s constitution and a
constitutional conference enacted by the National Assembly.
He added, “We
demand a new constitution of Nigeria. We demand a constitutional
conference backed by a law enacted by the National Assembly where the
people of Nigeria will agree on a new, truly, federal constitution.


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“A
constituent assembly should be constituted to agree on a new
constitution for a new Nigeria. Such a constitution, the People’s
Constitution should be approved by the people of Nigeria through a
referendum to give it legitimacy and validity.”
Soludo’s comments further reawaken the calls for restructuring Africa’s most populous nations made by prominent Nigerians.
The
calls for restructuring, with the nation going back to true federalism,
gathered momentum late last year with many Nigerians seeking their
support for it.

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