Oyo State’s governor, Seyi Makinde, has called for a maximum of five or six year terms in office.
Makinde argued that politicians should take a cue from the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria’s (PFN) one-term leadership.
In response to PFN National President Bishop Wale Oke’s statement that the organization’s leadership does not permit a second tenure, he made the following remarks.
At the PFN National Executive Retreat’s opening ceremony in Ibadan, Oke made the announcement.
At the same time, Makinde warned his fellow MPs that four years may not be long enough to accomplish their goals, citing the example of PFN.
That there is no provision for a second term in the PFN is news to me,” Makinde said. Perhaps our country can take a lesson or two from that setup.
I agree with the single-term arrangement. In truth, I did not want to be reelected and I explained to the religious forefathers that four years may not be long enough to do everything on your list, but it is sufficient to leave your mark and chart your own course.
If we get the chance to talk about it, I believe that a single term of five to six years, or perhaps just five years, would be sufficient for most of us to accomplish our goals.
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