1. Retained the presidential system of government as contained in the 1979 constitution.
  2. Greater prominence was accorded to the democratization and autonomy of the local government system.
  3. Legislative work to be on a part-time basis.
  4. The Constitution provided for a two-party system.
  5. Entrenched a minimum of school certificate as a qualification for any one aspiring for the office of the President, Senate, House of Representative, Governor and State Legislature.
  6. Also entrenched minimum ages of 35, 30, 25 as a requirement for the Presidency, Senate, Governorship, the House of Representatives and State Legislature respectively.
  7. Abuja the FCT would not be counted as a state.

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