Soludo Proposes 5 Vice-Presidents, Six-year Single Term For President

Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has proposed a single tenure of six years for presidents in the country.

He also suggested five vice-presidents serving at a time — one from each geo-political zone. Soludo made the proposal at the south-east summit on restructuring Nigeria ongoing in Awka, Anambra.

He said having a vice-president from all geo-political zones will ensure the representation of all Nigerians in government. He said: “The tenure of office of the president shall be a single term of six years. There shall be five vice presidents. One from each of the six geopolitical.”

Soludo said to solve the agitations coming from the Igbo, there should a nation “that works” and that gives everyone a sense of belonging.

He said the Igbo demand a new constitution and a constitutional conference — backed by law — “where the people of Nigeria will agree on a new, truly, federal constitution.”

“A constituent assembly should be constituted to agree on a new constitution for a new Nigeria,” he said.

“Such a constitution, the People’s constitution should be approved by the people of Nigeria through a referendum to give it legitimacy and validity.”

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