The flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP), in the February 2023 presidential elections, Peter Obi, has proposed a five-year single presidential tenure for each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
Mr. Obi made the recommendation during a press conference in Abuja, which was held two weeks after the Supreme Court affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s electoral victory on February 25, 2023, under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr. Obi’s proposal follows a recent press briefing by Atiku, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the same election, who suggested a constitutional amendment to establish a six-year single term for the President of Nigeria.
In contrast, Obi disagreed with the six-year tenure idea, advocating for a five-year term with a 30-year rotation system. He further proposed the implementation of a system that would enable leaders in office to simultaneously participate in the legislature.