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Buhari Is Not Interested In Third Term - Presidency      

No third term agenda, Buhari will leave in 2023 - Presidency    

Funsho Akinwale

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday night, laid to rest the rumour of a third term agenda milling around.

A statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, revealed that the president was not interested in seeking third term in office, while assuring everyone that Buhari would leave office in 2023.

“The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed 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 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."