- The PDP has once again asked President Buhari to withdraw his alleged third term ambition
- The opposition party said the president should focus on delivering good governance to Nigerians for the rest of his second term
- Recall that President Buhari has repeatedly said he is not interested in the third term as it is against the Nigerian constitution
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again asked President Muhammadu Buhari to shelve his alleged third term ambition.
Daily Trust reports that the lead opposition party said President Buhari should focus on delivering good governance to Nigerians for the rest of his second term which will end in 2023.
Legit.ng gathers that the PDP in a statement released on Wednesday, January 8, by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, berated the president for alleged repeated reference to a presidential successor in 2023.
The party said the president's talks about 2023 when he has just begun his second term shows his administration has failed and that he has no plan to develop the country for remaining part of his tenure.
“Our party, standing with millions of Nigerians, counsels the Buhari Presidency to bury its confessed interests in the 2023 Presidency and desist from making unsolicited allusions and references to a successor, as failed leaders can only bequeath failure on a people.
The party asked President Buhari to withdraw an alleged remark about "handing Nigeria over" which it claimed the president made in response to Rev. Tunde Bakare’s comment on the 2023 Presidency.
According to the PDP, the presidency's alleged statement that Buhari has an interest in who succeeds him in 2023 stands against the constitutional rights of Nigerians to freely elect a president of their choice.
Recall that the presidency had reacted to the call by Pastor Bakare on President Buhari to choose his successor in order to maintain his legacy.
The special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that Nigeria's next leader will not be handpicked or merely nominated by his principal.
Adesina said that being a man of integrity, the president will not be swayed with money or whatever thing by anybody.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari, on January 1, 2020, promised that he would not stay an extra day after his second term tenure officially ends on May 29, 2023.
The president said this in a nation-wide broadcast to the nation. He also used the opportunity to mention some of the achievements of his administration so far just as he led the citizens into the government's plans in the new year and beyond.
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