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Third Term: Buhari Is A Democrat, He Respects The Constitution, Says Presidency

A file photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari.


The Presidency has reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be searching for a 3rd time period agenda as instructed by uninformed commentaries.

A assertion by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confused that there are not any circumstances underneath which a constitutional modification with regard to extending the two-term restrict might be carried out.

He said that President Buhari might be serving his full time period in workplace which ends in 2023.

“The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and uninformed 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.”

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Mr Shehu famous that regardless of the actual fact that there have been makes an attempt to vary the structure prior to now, it doesn’t make the transfer proper and such an try might be rejected underneath President Buhari.

“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 President will have nothing more to say on this matter – apart from to repeat this statement, ad infinitum – that he will not be seeking, accepting, nor standing for a third term,” he added.

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