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Alleged Third Term Ambition: Buhari is a democrat; he respects the constitution – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency has vehemently denied and debunked rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged third term ambition.

According to the presidency, President Buhari would only serve his second term which ends on May 29, 2023.

Mr. Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, noted that; “there are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the constitution regarding the two-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.

“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.”

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