Buhari Has No Third Term Agenda- Presidency
By Olamide Fadoju
The Presidency has strongly refuted claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to contest for a third term in office.
in a statement issued by the Senior Special Adviser(SSA) to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu comes after Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana(SAN) alleged that there was a third term agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“To repeat: All and every claim that is made that suggest President Muhammadu Buhari will stand for a third term in office is false. 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. There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.
“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.
“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,” the statement read.
On Falana, the statement blasted the legal luminary describing him as an attention seeker.
"The popularly acclaimed human rights lawyer and formerly unsuccessful opposition candidate for governor of Ekiti state, Femi Falana, has boarded the free-publicity train, full of those seeking personal media attention in claiming the president is planning a third term in office."