President Muhammedu Buhari on Friday cited reasons he will not be seeking third term in 2023.
Recall that it is rumoured that Buhari was surreptitiously working to seek third term after running out the two terms stated by the constitution.
The rumour is being helped to gain traction by the activities of a section of his supporters who have openly asked him to change the goalpost in the middle of the game and give the presidency another shot.
The president may have put to rest the speculation surrounding his position on the issue while speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
He said no amount of pressure, persuasion and clamour from his supporters will make him to attempt contesting for a third term in 2023 on two grounds.
His word: “I said we should read the Constitution because I will not make the mistake of attempting to have a third term or whatever term. Besides the age, I swore by the Holy book that I believe in that I will go by the Constitution and the Constitution says two terms.
“I know that I am in my last term and I can afford to be reckless because I know I will not be asking for anybody’s vote.”