The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will be entitled to spend two terms in office if he wins the elections.
Buhari is presently 72 years old, which will effectively place him at 80 years of age if the scenario plays out.
The APC made the declaration in reaction to statements by the opposition PDP that Buhari made a deal to spend only one term in office.
APC national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement on Tuesday said, “The APC will not abridge the right of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to spend the constitutionally-guaranteed two terms as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria if elected in the March 28 poll.
“No conditionality whatsoever was attached to Gen. Buhari’s candidacy. He won the party’s primaries fair and square in a globally acclaimed transparent manner, and he was neither a compromise nor a consensus candidate, hence, there is no need for him to make a deal with anyone.
“We are therefore, telling Nigerians to disregard the tales by the moonlight, which some PDP elements are yarning, in their desperation to muddle the waters ahead of the forthcoming elections and create disaffection between a section of the country and another,” it said.
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