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New law bans VP who completes president’s tenure from contesting twice

New law bans VP who completes president’s tenure from contesting twice

A situation where a Vice President (VP) will complete the tenure of the president and still seek for a-two-term tenure of four years each may have finally come to an end.

This was as President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed a constitutional amendment that puts a stop to the development where a VP completes the term of a dead or incapacitated president and then seeks for the office of the president twice again.

An example was the case of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who completed late President Musa Yar’Adua’s tenure, then sought for his own tenure of four years, completed it and still sought for another four-year term in office, but was defeated.

With the new law, a VP who completes the term of a president, will only contest for the office of the president once.

The same is also the case of a deputy governor who completes the term of a state governor.

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The development was made known to newsmen by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, in Abuja.

Explaining the development, Enang said that the effect of the new law, Act 16, is that having taken the oath of President or governor once, the affected person can only contest one more term and no more.

 

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