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Constitution will not be Amended for Buhari’s Third term- FG

Constitution will not be Amended for Buhari’s Third term- FG

Doris Ukaonu

The Federal Government has disclosed that there are no intentions to amend the constitution to condone President Muhammadu Buhari’s rule for a third term.

Garba Shehu, spokesman to the President, yesterday (October 1st) said that 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.

“President Buhari is a democrat. He respects the Constitution.” Shehu held.

According to the spokesman, it was imperative that the air is cleared now owing to the fact that some groups are requesting that Buhari runs for a third term. 

He, however, said, “President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023.”

In tandem with the provisions of the Nigerian constitution, Shehu attested that a general election will follow in 2023 after Buhari’s second term and “he will not be a candidate.”

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“There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.” 

“Any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his (Buhari) time nor support,” Shehu said.

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