Nigeria: We Are Seeking a Second Term, Some Tried Looking for More - Buhari

Photo: This Day
Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari
5 February 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, In a veiled attack on former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who he said sought for more terms in office contrary to the provisions of the Constitution.

The President stated this while addressing traditional rulers in Akure, Ondo state under the umbrella of the Ondo State Council of Obas.

According to him, he is only seeking to be President for another four years and after then, nothing more.

"We have just finished one term and are seeking a second one, and after that, the Constitution doesn't permit anymore,' he was quoted as saying in a tweet by Mr Tolu Ogunlesi, who oversees digital communications in the presidency.

"There are some who tried looking for more but they did not succeed."

President Buhari, thereafter, advised the members and leaders of the All Progressives Party (APC) to learn from the mistakes of those people.

PMB in Akure now, addressing the State Council of Obas.

"We have just finished one term & are seeking a second one, & after that the constitution doesn't permit any more.

There are some who tried looking for more but they did not succeed. We should learn from their mistakes."

-- tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) 5 February 2019

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Vanguard

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.