Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, on Wednesday, threw his weight behind the growing calls for single term for elected office holders, arguing that any form of autonomy for local government areas in the country is against the tenets of true federalism.

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) proposed a single-parliament National Assembly in the face of dwindling costs.

Soludo, who was Speaker from 2015 to 2019, spoke at The Platform Nigeria, a programme by Lagos-based church, Covenant Nation, to mark the 2024 Democracy Day.

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The event with the theme, ‘Democracy and the free Market Economy’ also has in attendance; former Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola; the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; among others.

Soludo said, “Sometimes, these conversations about single term might begin to make some sense so that you fix it, whether you say four years or five years, six years, seven years, single term.

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“So, you are not thinking about the next election once you finish getting into this. I face that all the day in my state. You want to get into this (project), they say, ‘No, wait, you know you have an election’. And I say, ‘No, let’s get it, if we get there, we get there and if we lose, we lose.”

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