President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the rumour of his scheming for a third term, he said he will abide the Oath of Office he has sworn to and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and never will he attempt a third term agenda.
Buhari made the declaration on Friday during the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
He said that apart from the fact that age was no longer on his side, he would not seek a third term in office because it was not backed or supported by the Nigerian constitution.
“I said you should read the Constitution because I am not going to make a mistake. Besides the age, I am not going to contest for third term because I will go by the Constitution. The Constitution says two-terms. I’m going to be frank here because I won’t be needing anybody’s vote,” President Buhari said in his address to the meeting.
“Besides age, I swore by the holy book that I believe in and will go by the constitution.
“I know I am in my last term and I can afford to be reckless because I am not going to ask for anybody’s vote.”
In recent days, there have insinuations by some politicians that Buhari was preparing the way for a third term in office.
Though those around him had always denied such moves, Buhari’s statement on Friday may have put paid to any such talk.
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