The Presidency has debunked rumours of President Buhari’s third term bid for 2023 Presidential elections, describing it as “internet-based gossip and uninformed media commentary”
According to a statement released by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the Presidency averred that President Muhammadu Buhari will complete his second term and will not contest in 2023 for the next Presidential election.
Garba Shehu said “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.