- Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said the reported plan to amend the constitution to allow for a third term in office for the president is false
- The spokesperson of the Senator Ahmad Lawan for Senate President Group said the news came from the opposition
The spokesman of the Senator Ahmad Lawan for Senate President Group, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has dismissed report that the constitution will be amend to allow President Muhammadu Buhari seek a third term in office.
The Nation reports that Senator Abdullahi said the report was from people against the emergence of Lawan as Senate president.
He insisted that Lawan has no plan to amend the constitution to allow for a presidential third term if elected Senate president.
He said: “This is just a very desperate attempt by detractors and some politicians who want to taint the good image of the Senate Leader, and the future Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan.”
“When we (Senators) met the President two days ago, he (President) was very emphatic that he has stood for election five times, and this is his last.
“The President made it clear that he wants to retire quietly to his home, on the basis of which he is going to work very hard these four years since Nigerians have given him this opportunity, to leave a lasting legacy behind.”
“The President’s statement clearly shows that he is a full democrat who knows that our constitution only provides for second term which he has gotten, and for which he is grateful to Nigerians.
“Therefore, to come back to say that Senator Ahmad Lawan will amend the constitution to keep him in office beyond 2023 is just the height of evil thinking and bad politics taken too far.
“The public should discountenance that and focus on supporting a very genuine and transparent process that will lead to the emergence of our own choice leaders as Senators-elect when the 9th Senate unveils.”
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Meanwhile, a report by ThisDay indicates that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may face a major crisis in the election of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.
This is as one of the aspirants for the office of the Senate President, Senator Ali Ndume, on Tuesday, March 26, faulted the adoption of the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, by the party leadership.
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