The presidency has dismissed some media reports and social media posts insinuating that President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a third term in office.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, October 1.
Shehu said Buhari will not be a candidate in the 2023 presidential election upon the completion of his second term in office.
Part of the statement read: “The presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, given credence by so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term.
“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.
“There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.
“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.”