Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu has called on all African leaders to imbibe the practice of a single term of five years for President and other political offices.
Ekweremadu disclosed this on Tuesday when he gave a speech on ‘Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Leadership in Africa: an Evaluation of Tested Models.
“A more modest proposal seeks not the abandonment of the presidential system per se but the redesigning of term limits for political chief executives.This is in order to reduce the acrimonious conflict, divisiveness and instability arising from partisan or factional competition for executive offices in the federation.
I support the proposals to transform the current tenure of two four – year terms into a single term of five or six years.Among other advertised benefits, single terms would avoid the distractions, manipulations and divisiveness of re-election campaigns while facilitating a more rapid circulation or rotation of power
among the various groups .”