A former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has revealed how he efficiently squashed a 3rd time period agenda by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006.
Though Obasanjo has repeatedly denied he was concerned within the plan to amend the structure and grant him an additional time period, Nnamami stated senators elected on the platform of then-ruling Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) had been promised computerized tickets within the 2007 elections in the event that they voted in favour of the bid, The Cable studies.
In his newly launched e-book, ‘Standing Strong: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the 5th Senate’, Nnamani wrote on the clandestine conferences that had been held to push the third time period agenda.
The Senate dropped the proposed modification on Might 16, 2006, after a voice vote.
“In my own case, my reelection to the Senate was foreclosed because I was marked out as the principal figure among those that ended the infamous project,” Nnamani stated.
He stated he knew he wouldn’t be given a level-playing discipline within the occasion main so “I opted to take the High Road and stay out of the contest”.
Guarantees had been made earlier than the Senate vote assuring lots of the supporters of a straight ticket again to the Nationwide Meeting.
Big sums of cash had been additionally stated to have been supplied to the lawmakers to assist the third time period agenda.
Nnamani stated he rejected all gives, like many others, including that “it was the least sacrifice” he may make to make sure that the structure modification course of “was not abused”.
“We lost the opportunity of continuing with a crop of lawmakers who had gained experience in the culture of legislation but who were brazenly denied their party’s ticket because they stood against autocracy. The political party system as nurtured by Obasanjo was one where the party and the governors were in the pouch of the President and from the comfort of his bedroom he decided who went where,” he wrote.
President Muhammadu Buhari would be the particular visitor of honour on the public presentation of the e-book on Thursday in Abuja.
Theophilus Danjuma, a retired common and former military chief would be the chairman.