Nollywood actress and producer, Uche Jombo has called for a law against Governors retiring to Senatorial seats and position after service.
Uche shared her thoughts via her Twitter handle where she suggested that several Governors retire to Senatorial positions after service as if it were retirement plans.
The 2019 General Elections have seen former Governors fail in their bid to claim a seat at the Senate and Uche Jombo seems like she’s loving the idea.
However, she’s of the opinion that it be signed into law that former Governors cannot run for Senatorial positions as is seen to play out regularly in different quarters.
In the Nigerian constitution, there is no law that prevents a Governor or ex-Governor running for National assembly and over the years so many have done so seamlessly, earning so much power and gargantuan salaries in the process.
Uche Jombo seems to be speaking the mind of so many Nigerians when she made the statement as so many have at different times spoken against the recycling of old leaders at different political levels.
Her emoji usage in the post showed that she was disappointed at the recurring development.
In her words: “We need to find a way to put this into the Nigerian constitution… Ex-governors can’t run for Senate’ I mean seriously it’s like the retirement plan of every governor”
The 2019 General Elections saw several sitting Governors and ex-Governors run for positions at the Senate. In the light of this, names like former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, Governor Rochas Okorocha, Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Governor Ajimobi crop up with all of them vying for positions at the Senate.
Although, Olusegun Mimiko and Ibikunle Amosun failed in their bids, others like Rochas Okorocha and Ajimobi emerged victorious at the polls and would be securing a place at the Red Chamber.