Alleged 3rd Term Plan: Buhari Finally Reveals When He Will Leave Office

Alleged 3rd Term Plan: Buhari Finally Reveals When He Will Leave Office

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he would be leaving office come 2023, at the end of his tenure
  • According to Buhari, he is not in support of campaigns that promotes his tenure extension, while noting he is ruling in line with the constitution since he assumed office
  • The Nigerian leader added that the call for extension of office is unconstitutional as he had swore by the Holy Book to leave when his time is up

Abuja- President Muhammdu Buhari has promised that he would leave office when his tenure ends come May 29, 2023.

Buhari in a statement signed by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday, October 29, warned against campaigns targeted at the extension of his tenure while reiterating he had sworn to serve in accordance with the constitution, The Punch reported.

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The Nigerian leader made this disclosure at a meeting in Makkah with a selected group of Nigerians who are residents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he visited recently.

2023: Don’t campaign for tenure extension, I’ll leave office in 2023, Buhari urges
The President has expressed readiness to leave office when his tenure ends in 2023. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
Source: Facebook

The statement titled, ‘President Buhari Says I Will Leave On 29 May 2023, Warns Tenure Extension Campaigners To Desist,’ was released on the official Facebook page of Mallam Garba Shehu.

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It reads thus:

“I swore by the Holy Qur’an that I will serve in accordance with the constitution and leave when my time is up. No “Tazarce’’ (tenure extension).
“I don’t want anybody to start talking about and campaigning for unconstitutional extension. I will not accept that.”

The presidential aide said Buhari also promised to provide support to increase the role of technology in the nation’s elections, arguing that the introduction of the card reader and electronic register was God’s answer to his prayers, having been cheated of his victory in three previous elections.

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Buhari was quoted as saying:

“After the third so-called defeat, I said, ‘God Dey’. My opponents laughed at me but God answered my prayers by bringing in technology. At that point, nobody can steal their votes or buy them.”

Shehu said the president gave assurances at the meeting that in the balance of “eighteen months or so of my time left, whatever I can do to improve the life of Nigerians, I will do it for the country.”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Dele Momodu, a frontline journalist and publisher, has joined Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the 2023 general elections.

It was reported that Momodu announced his move to the PDP in a statement released on Friday morning, October 29.

He explained that his decision was based on the need to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.

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Good news as Buhari approves N21.9bn for 14-Bed presidential clinic

Meanwhile, had reported earlier that Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N21.9 billion for the construction and equipping of a 14-bed space presidential clinic.

It was reported that the permanent secretary, State House, Umar Tijjani, made the announcement while presenting the 2022 budget proposal for consideration.

Tijjani, speaking to members of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental noted that the facility would be constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria (JBN).


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