Nigerian Presidency said there are no plans to alter the county’s constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to rule for a third term.
Garuba Shehu President spokesmen stated that There is nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term limit on holding office as President. Shehu said President Buhari is a democrat and he respect the constitution
Shehu said it is necessary to declare the president’s stance on the request of some groups asking him to remain in office for his third term. He said President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023.He added that there shall be a general election in 2023 after Buhari’s second term and he will not be a candidate.
Shehu stated that efforts by some past Nigerian leaders to alter the constitution for the elongation of their term in office was wrong and unconstitutional. He also said that any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his (Buhari) time nor support.