Liman Musa, 29, Applicant, Abuja
Giving presidents and governors six-year single terms in office would be a welcome change. The four years we have do not yield positive results from the federal to the state level since the rebirth of democracy in 1999. This is because the essence of democracy in any given nation or geographical entity is to revitalize the living standard of its people in the area of culture, health, education, employment, security, and so on.
Nigerians as citizens of a democratic nation are yet to achieve the aim of democracy to its maximum, due to selfish and unpatriotic interests of politicians within the corridors of power. Therefore, the six-year single term is seen as a tool or mechanism that would restructure Nigeria’s political and democratic systemization. Nigeria as a federal republic needs to reform its constitution on this very subject matter in order to guarantee the six-year single term of office. If achieved, it will help to overcome issues of chief executives struggling and concentrating on planning to come back to office using the resources and instruments of state.