Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed wide rumors that he might be seeking a third term.
Buhari dismissed the rumors when he spoke at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja earlier today November 22nd, President Buhari said he will respect the Constitution which allows for only 2 terms.
”I’m not going to make the mistake of attempting a third term. 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.
I want you to read the constitution. I made sure that when the constitution says the election as we did it the last time will start in 18 months’ time or 20 months’ time. It is going to be done.
Anybody who fails to maintain the respect of his constituents and is thrown out, it’s his problem. Like the chairman has said, all those who left us to the upper house, none of them were voted by his constituents. You want to take our people for granted but they know what they are doing” he said