ANAMBRA LAWMAKERS DISAGREE ON SINGLE-TERM TENURE PROPOSAL

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ONITSHA - Lawmakers in Anambra State House of Assembly, yesterday, differed on President Goodluck Jonathan's proposed bill for a single tenure for president and governors from 2015.

Speaking with Vanguard,  Deputy Chief  Whip, Mr Tony Ezekwelu, (Idemili South), supported the proposed bill, saying  it would give opportunity for each geo-political zones of the country to assume the presidency.

Describing past leadership of the country as insincere, dishonest and selfish,  Ezekwelu said the bill should ensure that both the presidency and governorship positions rotated down the line.

Valentine Anyika  (Njikoka I) condemned the proposed single tenure, saying it was not the solution to the nation's problems.   Anyika said a single tenure will give room for autocracy and bare-faced corruption and advised that the present system, as enshrined in the constitution, be sustained.

He said the present system  would benefit the masses,  more so now that their votes had started to count, adding that they were now in a position to allow their representative to be re-elected or be dropped.