I Won’t Attempt Third Term In Office, Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not attempt to seek a third term in office.
“I’m not going to make the mistake of attempting a third term,” the president said.
This is following several reports on social media, including a human rights lawyer Femi Falana claiming the President was working his way to third term in office.
Buhari made the statement on Friday during a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
“Besides the age, I swore by the holy book that I would go by the constitution and the constitution said two terms. I know that I’m in my last term and I can afford to be reckless because I’m not going to ask for anybody’s vote.”
Buhari said history will not be fair to members of the APC if they don’t secure the party after 2023.
“Every member of NEC from today should reposition himself or herself to make sure that you have dominated your constituencies politically. The aim is that history will not be fair to us if outrightly if the APC collapses at the end of this term,” he said.
“History will be fair to us if APC remains strong and not only hold the centre but make gains.”