6-YEAR SINGLE TENURE RECEIVES SUPPORT OF EBONYI YOUTH LEADER
The proposed six-year single tenure for president and governors as proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan has received the support of the President of Ebonyi Youth Assembly Chinedu Oga .
He argued that the six-year single tenure was the best option for the country to avoid the tendency of incumbent president and governors who would abandon the governance and development of their states to struggle for second tenure.
Addressing executives and members of correspondents chapel of Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State chapter in his residence in Abakaliki yesterday, Oga, who is also the chief executive of Chiboy Foundation, pointed out that six years was enough time for any president or governor to execute whatever programme he has for the nation or the state.
He enjoined the people to give full backing to the proposal, even as he disclosed that the Ebonyi Women Assembly an umbrella of women in all the 13 local government areas in the state were also giving their support to the proposal.
Oga regretted that some disgruntled elements in the state had used the opportunity given them to do unimaginable things to denigrate government activity while government laws and orders were jettisoned to the detriment of proper conduct. He challenged the media to expose such individuals who use the opportunity given to them to do untoward things to the detriment of the administration of Governor Martin Elechi while urging them to give enough publicity to the good things the governor had embarked on.
Earlier, the Chairman of the correspondents chapel, Mr. Emmanuel Okechukwu, expressed satisfaction to Oga's philanthropic gestures towards the widows, students and the less privileges in the society, and the good works of the Ebonyi Youth Assembly in security checks in the state, citing the April 2011 elections as example.
He pledged the commitment of the chapel in championing the efforts of the state government in he areas of improving the wellbeing of the citizenry, even when he regretted that since Elechi assumed office journalists in the state have not had the opportunity to interact with him.