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Military could have seized power in Nigeria if Senate under me approved tenure elongation – Ken Nnamani




Ken Nnamani, an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, says the army might have seized energy in Nigeria a very long time in the past.

The previous Senate President spoke towards the backdrop of the tenure elongation plot that was subdued within the Senate on Might 16, 2006.

DAILY POST reviews that on the finish of a one-week deliberation, Nnamani declared {that a} voice vote had defeated the bid.

“The Senate has mentioned clearly and eloquently that we should always discontinue different proceedings on this modification”, Nnamani dominated.

The movement was launched and strongly pushed by federal lawmakers near then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

On Tuesday in Lagos, Nnamani disclosed that he narrated the episode in new guide, ‘Standing Sturdy: Legislative Reforms, Third Time period and Different Problems with the fifth Senate’

Nnamani recalled that the Nationwide Meeting underneath his management proposed the creation of extra states, amongst others.

“The defining second was the modification of the structure. We deliberated Part 308 which supplies immunity for sure workplace holders”, the statesman advised reporters.

“The tenure elongation was critically debated, it took us six days. We ensured it was broadcasted in order that Nigerians would know what we had been doing.

“Standing Sturdy merely means the power to face agency in crucial occasions. Tenure elongation was opposed as a result of if there was a 3rd time period, there could be fourth, fifth and so forth.

“What this means: there may need been life presidency. If we didn’t have the braveness to do what we did, the army might have taken over.

“You don’t truncate a democratic system. As you might be conscious, some nations in Africa are bearing the implications.

“For example, Guinea had a powerful man (ousted Alpha Conde), however not robust establishments. Have a look at the scenario as we speak.”

On how Nigeria can transfer ahead, he urged the federal government, leaders and the individuals to be taught from previous occasions and make changes the place obligatory.

“We received’t progress as a lot as we need if we maintain planning. We are able to act on the teachings of our experiences as an alternative of losing time”, Nnamani urged.

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