US President Barack Obama has saidÂ he could win a third term asÂ president if he was allowed toÂ run.
He said this on Tuesday while addressing the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“I think I’m a pretty good president and I think if I ran again, I’d win, butÂ I can’t” he said.
Obama said that some African leaders need toÂ let go ofÂ power and not hold offices forÂ life.
He reminded the participants that a US president can only hold office forÂ two terms inÂ accordance withÂ the US Constitution, adding “even though Iâ€™m still good looking.”
Warning and chiding sit-tight African leaders, Obama said: â€śNobody should be president for life.Â I donâ€™t understand why people want to stay so long, especially when they have got a lot of moneyâ€ť
Barack Obama, the 44th US president, assumed office onÂ January 20, 2009.
The next US presidential election is scheduled forÂ November 8, 2016.
The Democrats inÂ the race include former Secretary ofÂ State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin Oâ€™Malley.
The Republican candidates include former Florida governor Jeb Bush, US Senators Rand Paul, representing Kentucky, and Ted Cruz fromÂ Texas, asÂ well asÂ billionaire Donald Trump and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
Below are other quotes from Obama’s speech on Tuesday:
â€śNothing will unlock Africaâ€™s economic potential more than ending the cancer of corruption,â€ť
â€śOnly Africans can end corruption in their countriesâ€ť
â€śAfricaâ€™s progress will also depend on democracy, because Africans, like people everywhere, deserve the dignity of being in control of their own livesâ€ť
â€śI am convinced that nations cannot realise the full promise of independence until they fully protect the rights of their people.â€ť
â€śNew thinking delivered independence, gave victory to civil movements and made me President of USAâ€ť
â€śIslam means peace, we must call extremist groups what they are â€“ Murderers
We must all work to build greater tolerance for religious, cultural and political diversity, and build inclusive societies.