No 2023 Elections? Presidential Media Aide Opens up, Speaks on Buhari's Alleged 3rd Term Agenda

No 2023 Elections? Presidential Media Aide Opens up, Speaks on Buhari's Alleged 3rd Term Agenda

- The presidency is very optimistic that the 2023 general elections will become a reality

- Garba Shehu made this assertion when reacting to claims that the burning of INEC offices may hinder the future polls

- The presidential media aide also went ahead to state clearly that there is nothing like third-term agenda for President Buhari

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The presidency has reacted to viral claims and fears that the 2023 elections may not happen following increased attacks on offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Garba Shehu, a presidential media aide, on Tuesday, May 26, noted that despite the burning of INEC buildings in parts of the country, the next general elections will surely be held.

Buhari Running for 3rd Term? Presidential Media Aide Speaks up
Garba Shehu said the burning of INEC offices won't hinder the 2023 elections (Photo: @MBuhari)
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Moreover, Shehu who spoke on Arise TV on Tuesday debunked unconfirmed reports that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, is nursing a third-term agenda.

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The media aide categorically stated that the president has no plans to run for the 2023 presidential election as falsely rumoured.

He noted:

“It is very disturbing that INEC and police offices are being set ablaze in parts of the country by anarchists. I believe the law enforcement agents are sufficient enough to deal with them.
“Does anybody want to stop election in 2023? President Buhari is not interested in third term; he is not cut out for that. So, there will be election in 2023 and we will get there, God willing.”

Meanwhile, the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, confirmed that he has the ambition to become President Buhari’s successor in 2023.

The governor told journalists in Abuja that he developed the ambition following calls by Nigerian youths, women, and other groups.

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He said:

“I don’t refer to this as my presidential ambition. It is the ambition of the youths, the younger generation, the women, the less-privileged, the deprived and the oppressed in the society.
“These are the people calling me to come and serve, to run and contest for president in 2023 and in order that I don’t run foul of the law, I am waiting for an appropriate time to officially give the nod to that call.''


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