Reps To Oppose Six-Year Single Tenure

Channels Television  
Updated June 8, 2013

A member of the House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on Review of the Constitution, Ibrahim El-Sudi has stated that the overwhelming position as collated from the sitting of the House is that the present presidential system of four years, of two terms should be retained.

This is against the recommendation by the Senate committee on Constitution amendment, which recommends a single term of six years for President and Governors.

According to Mr El-Sudi, who was a guest on Channels TV weekend programme; Sunrise, the two chambers of the National Assembly, will have to come together via an harmonisation committee to thrash out their differences ahead of the final amendment.

The lawmaker based the House decision on the claim that when elected for a single term, the elected officers will deliberately not perform because there is nothing to loose.