On his way to Senate, Gov Umahi advocates three-term, 70-year age limit for lawmakers

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Dave Umahi, the outgoing governor of Ebonyi State, has advocated that lawmakers should have a fixed three-year term limit and a 70-year-old age restriction.

Umahi, who is among senators-elect to be inaugurated into the 10th Assembly, made this call on Wednesday, during an interview on Channels TV, Sunrise Daily.

“I will suggest strongly that the tenures of the legislators should be fixed and there should also be age limit for legislators. This is very important. You can give them three tenures. Age limit of 70 years will be good,” Umahi said.

Umahi also disagreed with the idea that governors who are freshly elected as legislators lack the necessary expertise to serve as lawmakers after serving as governor for eight years and two terms in the Senate.

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“The National Assembly is not a retirement home for governors. It’s a place that they want to put the experiences they acquired over the years in the governance of their states to move the nation forward,” he said.

Umahi wanted to be the Senate President before the All Progressives Congress (APC) zoned the position to the South-South geopolitical zone and gave it to former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godwill Akpabio. Umahi will represent Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly, which will be inaugurated in June.

The governor of Ebonyi stated that he respects President-Elect Bola Tinubu and has agreed to the party’s position.

He continued by saying that he is currently running the Akpabio-Barau Senate leadership campaign.

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