The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the PDP of masterminding the alleged third term rumours of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Even though the President debunked the rumours of a third term bid in his new year message, Oshiomhole, while addressing the state house correspondents on Thursday, said: "because there is a level of idleness within a section of the political class people can sponsor all kinds of publications and to give doubt whether or not the President is planning to stay longer."
“It is still in the sub-consciousness of most Nigerians that the first Nigerian President tried to do the Third Term, emptied the treasury to bribe members of the National Assembly and since that President left, thanks to the National Assembly, no other next President has done eight years in office,” the former governor stated.
He recalled the administration of past presidents after meeting with President Buhari, stating that "President Yar’Adua, unfortunately, has since joined his ancestors, and President Jonathan did six years and so by the special grace of God, this President (Buhari) will do his eight years complete in line with the provision of the constitution.”
He continued, "For me it is necessary and in any case, it costs us nothing to reassure us that `I am leaving.”
Reacting to calls for his resignation as Chairman by some members of APC, he said: “It’s a tree that bears fruits that attracts stone. You hardly see people throwing stone at a dry palm tree. But if you see a mango tree when it is its season, people throw stones at it when passing."