An APC member seeks change of the constitution to allow presidents and governors contest 3rd term


Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state who served in the organising secretary for President Buhari’s campaign organization throughout the 2019 election has filed a suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before a federal tribunal in Abakiliki seeking the change of the constitution to permit President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office.

The APC member delineate the two-term tenure limit for presidents and governors as “discriminatory” in respect to the chief and legislative branches of state in Nigeria, within the suit that has Muhammad Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly; the national assembly and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice as defendants.

He asked the court to prevail on the defendants to get rid of constitutional clauses preventive elective presidents and governors from seeking a 3rd term in office.

He’s seeking an “order of the court nullifying and setting aside section 137(1)(b) and 182(1) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and leading the first and second defendants to delete and cancel sections 137(1)(b) and 182(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (as amended).”

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