Gov. Umahi Calls for Fixed Tenures for Legislators

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has suggested that the tenures of legislators should be fixed with an age limit of 70 years.

He stated this, Wednesday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

“I will suggest strongly that the tenures of the legislators should be fixed and there should be also an age limit for legislators. This is very important. You can give them three tenures. An age limit of 70 years will be good.” 

However, Umahi rejected the idea that newly elected governors who also serve as legislators lack the necessary background to serve in that capacity.

He said, “The National Assembly is not a retirement home for governors. It’s a place that they want to put the experiences they acquired over the years in the governance of their states to move the nation forward,” 

Umahi will be heading to the Senate to represent Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly that will be inaugurated in June. The governor had aspired for the position of the Senate President before the All Progressives Congress (APC) zoned the position to the South-South geopolitical zone, which favoured, Godwill Akpabio.

Although his ambition was not achieved, Umahi said he has accepted the party’s position because of his respect for the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu. 

The Ebonyi governor said he has accepted the party’s position and is supporting the Akpabio-Barau Senate leadership aspiration because he respects the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu. 

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