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The Nigeria President Buhari signs Bill that forbids VPs from serving more than single term

Buhari signs Bill that forbids VPs from more than single term

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a constitutional amendment that stops a vice president who completes the term of a president from contesting for the office of the President more than once.

This is also the same for a deputy governor who completes the term of a state governor.

Buhari signed the amendment on Friday, June 8, 2018.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.

A president or a governor’s term can be aborted by virtue of death, resignation or removal, thereby paving the way for the Vice President or deputy governor to take over.

The effect of the new law, however, is that having taken the oath of President or governor once, the affected person can only contest one more time and no more.

President Goodluck Jonathan would not have qualified to contest the 2015 presidential elections if the new law had been in place. He had completed the tenure of late President Umar Yar’Adua after his death.

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