Senate Bill Seeking To Entrench Power Rotation Passes First Reading

Senate Bill Seeking To Entrench Power Rotation Passes First Reading
Abba Patrick Moro
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2024 on the rotation of power among the geo-political zones, senatorial zones, and federal constituencies for presidential, gubernatorial, and senatorial elections respectively being sponsored by the senator representing Benue South Senatorial District and Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro Ph.D., on Wednesday, 13th March 2024 passed First Reading on the floor of the Senate.

The Bill seeks to alter the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) to make provisions for:

(1)(a) The office of the President of Nigeria to revolve around the six Geo-political Zones, with each state holding the office for a maximum of two terms of four years each, to give every section and state in Nigeria a sense of inclusion, participation, and representation in Nigeria’s democracy.

(b) Any zone in Nigeria that has produced a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not be eligible to produce another President until the other zones have taken their turns.

(2)(a) The office of the governor of a state in Nigeria to revolve around all the three Senatorial Zones in the state, to give every indigene of the state a sense of inclusion, participation, and representation in the development of the state.

(b) Every senatorial zone in a state that has produced a governor of that state in a democratically conducted election shall not be eligible to produce a governor unless and until other Senatorial Zones have produced governors of the state.

(3)(a)The senatorial election shall rotate around all the federal constituencies in the senatorial zone to give a sense of inclusion, participation, and representation in the constituencies and to engineer social progress and development.

(3)(b) Every federal constituency in a senatorial district that has produced a senator shall not be eligible to produce a senator unless and until all other federal constituencies produce a senator.

(4)(a) Every local government that has produced a Member of the House of Representatives shall not be eligible to produce a Member of the House of Representatives upon cessation of tenure, unless and until all local governments in the federal constituency produce a Member of House of Representatives.

(b) Provided that the occupant of an office in (a) above shall have served a full term of four years or any number of terms that the electorate validated through an election.

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