President Muhammadu Buhari said he can now afford to be reckless because he is not going to ask for anybody’s vote again in another election.
Buhari stated this at the opening of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Friday, November 22, 2019.
He assured Nigerians that no amount of pressure, persuasion and clamour from his supporters will make him to attempt contesting for a third term in 2023.
“There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which I may seek to amend the constitution regarding the two-term limit on office of the president.”
“I am not going to make mistake of attempting a third term or whatever term.
“Besides age, I swore by the holy book that I believe in and will go by the constitution.
“I know I am in my last term and I can afford to be reckless because I am not going to ask for anybody’s vote.”
Despite Buhari‘s public denial that he wouldn’t extend his tenure beyond the constitutional limit of 2023, leading human rights advocate and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, believes the president is working towards illegally elongating his stay in office.
Falana asked Nigerians to disregard the denial, saying all moves by the president and his men point to tenure elongation ambition.