No ‘faintest possibility’ of Buhari seeking for third term, says Presidency

No ‘faintest possibility’ of Buhari seeking for third term, says Presidency

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:53 pm

• President Buhari:

The Presidency strongly affirmed on Tuesday that there are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Muhammadu Buhari will seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President.
The Presidency issued the statement in reaction to what it described as 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.

Presidential spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement said 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 is a democrat. He respects the Constitution. Any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his time nor support,” the presidency said in the statement.

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