Presidency reacts to Buhari's 'proposed' 2023 bid

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The Presidency has reacted to the report making the rounds that President MUHAMMADU BUHARI may seek to amend the constitution in order to stay on beyond 2023.


This follows comes a protest last week staged by one of the President’s support groups calling for his tenure to be extended.


The Presidency however said in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, GARBA SHEHU, that it wished to correct what it described as Internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, which was given credence by street demonstrations staged by so-called support groups asking the President to do a third term.

The statement noted that there are no circumstances under which President BUHARI may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President, and added that the president would serve his full second elected term in office till 2023 when there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.

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