President Buhari speaks on 3rd Term bid

The Presidency on Tuesday night has reacted to the rumors making rounds on the intention of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a 3rd term in office.

In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari is not going for a 3rd term and would leave office at the end of his second term in 2023, The Nation reports.

President Buhari speaks on 3rd Term bid


He said

“The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, given credence by so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term.

“There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President.

“President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.

“There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.

“It is important to note that there was a past attempt to change the Constitution to allow for the-then incumbent president to stand for a third term. That attempt was wrong, unconstitutional – and rightly rebuffed. No such attempt will happen under this President.

President Buhari, he noted, is a democrat.

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  1. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

    THERE ARE AND THERE HAVE BEEN LEADERS, PRESIDENTS OF NATIONS THAT OVER STAYED THEIR WELCOME. WHERE ARE THEY? STILL IN POWER.

    REMEMBER PAUL DIYA OF CAMEROON.HAD BEEN THERE 36 YEARS PLUS.

    SO WHAT IS 8 YEARS.IT CAN BE MADE TO HAPPEN.SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE NOT IMPOSSIBLE.ESPECIALLY IN AFRICA.

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