Terhemen Abua with reports from Punch.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwerenmadu, Friday in Nsukka, at the 3rd Adada Lecture of Nsukka Professors, Anambra State, advocated a six-year single tenure for president, governors, National Assembly and state assembly members “to stop the problem caused by the quest for second term”.
Ekwerenmadu said countries in South America used single tenure to stabilise their democracy, adding that one of such countries, Mexico, was still practicing single term.
The need to restructure the county to enable regions to harness their resources outside oil, “especially given that the black gold was undergoing shocks in the global oil market, he stated.
According to him, the market for crude oil is reducing by the day as countries like Britain and France now have laws that will ban the use of diesel and petrol cars by 2030, adding thay “many countries have started using electric cars”.
Ekweremadu implored the youths in the country to close ranks and support restructuring as it would create employment and guarantee better future.
He maintained that restructuring is the only way to restore the lost glory of the country as it would enable states to have enough resources to fund education, security and give basic amenities to their people. “Restructure with devolution of power at the centre would reduce political tension as well as make the centre unattractive”, Ekwerenmadu added.