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Ex-lawmakers Advocate Minimum of Two Terms

By IWPR Nigeria

 

 

 

    

 

Some members of the immediate past national assembly have called on political parties to facilitate a law that will mandate elected lawmakers to serve a minimum of two terms.

This, they said is to enhance the nation’s legislature, as according to them, experience matters most in the business of law-making.

Speaking on the sidelines of the return of only 96 out of the 360 member house, the former lawmakers said the nation was losing out with the incessant turn out of new legislators at every election.

Citing the United States and Britain as examples, they argued that experience gathered over the years would go a long way in impacting positively on the quality of law-making in the country.

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