President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out a third term presidential run in 2023.
The Presidency was reacting to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits.
Some so-called support groups had being staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term.
But Shehu Garba, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Tuesday while dismissing the campaigners said, “There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President.
President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate, he said.
“There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.
‘It is important to note that there was a past attempt to change the Constitution to allow for the-then incumbent president to stand for a third term.
That attempt was wrong, unconstitutional – and rightly rebuffed. No such attempt will happen under this President”, Garba emphasised.
“President Buhari is a democrat. He respects the Constitution. Any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his time nor support”, the presidential spokesman concluded.