A former Vice-Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Reverend Dapo Asaju, has made a case for a five-year single term for the president and state governors.
Asaju made this known on Thursday at the Bishop Kola Onaolapo 10th Memorial Anniversary Lecture held at the University of Lagos.
The cleric, who spoke on the topic “Transforming the Nigerian Politics, Perspectives and Insights”, said this would put an end to what he described as a second-term syndrome.
He said, “The term of the president of Nigeria as well as governors of states should be a single term of five years non-renewable. This puts an end to the second-term syndrome.
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“The position should be rotated among the various former regions of North, West, East, Middle Belt; and we may add, the Niger Delta and Middle Belt.
“On no condition should the President and Vice-President or Governor and Deputy Governor come from the same tribe or religion. The extant practice of federal character should be maintained. No president should be allowed to fill all vital positions with appointees from his tribe and religion in exclusion of others and flagrant disregard of the federal character.”
The Lead Pastor, Trinity House Church, Lagos, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, said the #EndSARS protest was a great opportunity Nigeria leaders missed to gather the youth and provide answers to their request for redirection and restructuring.
According to him, the protest was rather seen by the leaders as an action taken against them.