The Labour Party, LP, candidate for president of Nigeria has advocated for a maximum of one term of five years in office.
Obi claimed that the plan was part of his campaign during the electioneering period, adding that he would have moved for the revision of the Constitution to allow the President to stay only five years in office.
At a news conference on Monday in Abuja, where he addressed the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the last election, he set the tone for this.
“I thank (former) Vice President Atiku Abubakar for his position and his commitment to ensuring that things work better going forward in Nigeria, but I disagree slightly,” he said.
“I will accept a five-year tenure, which will last for thirty years on a rotational basis.”
While he stopped short of advocating for a return to parliamentary democracy, he did say, “And I will still campaign for one thing: if we cannot go back to the issue of parliamentary democracy, we must have a quasi-system that will allow our elected leaders, whether prime minister or president, to be able to be part of the legislature, especially to answer questions.”
Instead of using middlemen, perhaps a direct query to the president or prime minister It is crucial that we hear from the representatives we just elected right now. We can’t stay where we are presently, where leadership has been delegated.