Fixes Tenure, Age Limit For Legislators, Governor Umahi Suggests
The outgoing Governor of Ebonyi State and Senator-elect, Engr. Dave Umahi, has suggested that legislators should have a fixed three-term tenure and age limit of 70 years in the Parliament.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast show, ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Wednesday, monitored by our Correspondent, he said: “I will suggest strongly that the tenure of the legislators should be fixed and there should be also age limit for legislators. This is very important. You can give them three tenures. Age limit of 70 years will be good.”
Governor Umahi Suggests Age, Tenure Limits For Legislators
Umahi, who will be heading to the Senate in June after his eight-year of two-term as governor of Ebonyi State, disagreed with the notion that governors who are newly elected as legislators don’t have cognate legislative experience.
“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,” he said.
Umahi, who will be representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly that will be inaugurated in June, had aspired to be the Senate President before the All Progressives Congress (APC) zoned the position to the South-South geopolitical zone, ceding it to former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio.
The Ebonyi governor said he has accepted the party’s position because he respects the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.