A Six year rotational single tenure for the President and Governors of the 36 States of the federation have been advocated by Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, a socio cultural umbrella of Igbos in South East Nigeria.
These were part of its resolutions at a one day summit tagged “Ekwueme Square Declaration 2018” held in Awka, Anambra State. It also called for the creation of one additional state in the region, scrapping of the local government system and resource control for States where natural resources were exploited.
Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and Chairman of the Summit planning and Strategy Committee reeled out the resolutions reached at the close of the summit.
According to him, the Ohaneze recommended that a constituent assembly for the drafting of a new constitution be constituted and thereafter a referendum be held, adding, “whatever recommendations of the group would be sent to National Assembly’’
Soludo further said Ohanaeze want the Federal Government to adopt the report of the 2014 National Conference.
He said that the resolution already ratified by all the component arms of Ohanaeze equally demand that the current Constitution of Nigeria, which he stated was the product of the military, be redrafted.
He said that group also demanded for the scrapping of state of origin and its replacement with residential rights whereby a Nigerian would have full right in any place he or she resides for 10 years.
On the six years single tenure, the group noted that six vice presidents from each of the six geo-political zones should be elected, while the governorship seat would be rotated among the senatorial districts.
On his part, Chief John Nwodo, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said the summit was organised to enable Ndigbo articulate major challenges affecting the country.
Nwodo claimed that the present constitution of the country was skewed against Igbo people and should be redrafted to give Igbo people fair treatment.