The Presidency has denied reports circulating online and on the streets that President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking for a third term in office
A statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said there are no circumstances nor set of circumstances under which the president may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President.
He stated that the president intends to serve his full second term in office which will end in 2023, adding that there shall be a general election in which Buhari will not be a candidate.
According to him, ” 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.”
Shehu described Buhari as a democrat who respects the Constitution, noting that any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his time nor support.
He enjoined support groups asking President Buhari to run for a third term in office to jettison the idea.