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Buhari speaks on third term



Buhari speaks on third term

President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday he would not make the mistake of attempting a third term in office.

He stated this at the opening of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

Nigerians have been accusing the President of mulling a third term plot with many claiming that the administration’s alleged clamp down on the media was aimed at preparing the grounds for the launch of his third term campaign.

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However, President Buhari had in October denounced the rumours, saying “there are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which he may seek to amend the constitution regarding the two-term limit on office of the president.”

The president reiterated that position on Friday and told Nigerians that he was limited by age and the two terms stipulated in the constitution.

“I’m not going to make the mistake of attempting a third term. Besides the age, the constitution makes provision for only two terms,” he said.

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