SINGLE TERM FOR PRESIDENT & GOVERNORS

by Jude
(Abuja)

The President has sent a bill proposing single term for the president and governors.

The question is, what are our challenges, will a single term in office whether it is 4,5,6 or 7 years, address the problems in the country.

Sincerely I do not favor this bill as I don't think it will solve our problems for the following reasons.

A single term in office will likely give most presidents or governors the impression that they don't have anything to lose whether the perform well or not.

Re-election where the election is credible can serve as a rewards system, where those who performed well are rewarded with another term and those who did not perform are punished by voting them out of office.

This could actually help to keep elected officials on their toes and also responsive to the people.

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