Presidency Refutes Third Term Claims, Says Falana Is Seeking Attention
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Presidency Refutes Third Term Claims, Says Falana Is Seeking Attention

David Ugbabe

The presidency, on Monday, refuted claims by the human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, that President Muhammadu Buhari will stay for a third term in office.

A statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on his verified Twitter account affirmed, "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."

"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."

The spokesman further stated that the presidency wished to correct what it described as "internet-based gossip and uninformed media commentary" regarding presidential term limits.

He added that so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Buhari to do a third term, had given credence to false claims.

Shehu reiterated that "All and every claim that is made that suggest President Muhammadu Buhari will stand for a third term in office is false."

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