- The national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, blames the PDP for the reports about President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged third term agenda
- Oshiomhole says Buhari will leave office after he completes his eight-year tenure in line with the provision of the constitution
- The APC chairman also accuses the political class of sponsoring all kinds of publications that give doubt to whether or not the President is planning to stay longer in office
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spreading the rumour claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to remain in office for a third term.
Oshiomhole made the accusation on Thursday, January 2, shortly after he emerged from a closed-door meeting with the president at the presidential villa, Abuja, The Nation reports.
“I am surprised to see that there are people who begin to wonder why should the President reassure Nigerians that he is not going to do the third term in office because third term was planted by PDP,” he alleged.
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The APC chairman said Buhari will leave office after he completes his eight year-tenure in line with the provision of the constitution.
The party chieftain also accused the political class of sponsoring all kinds of publications that give doubt to whether or not the president is planning to stay longer.
He noted that Buhari had reminded Nigerians at every interval that he is not about to do what a PDP president did by attempting to extend his tenure.
Meanwhile, a senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Wednesday, January 1, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his declaration over the much rumoured third term bid.
Falana while reacting to the president's New Year's broadcast to Nigerians said the "unconstitutional" third term bid for President Buhari was orchestrated by some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He, however, called for the liberalisation of Nigeria's political space to stop all forms of harassment against opposition members and federal government critics.
The senior lawyer warned that all court orders giving must be obeyed and complied with by all ad sundry.
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