PRESIDENCY TO FALANA: Buhari is a democrat, he respects the structure


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The Presidency has responded to the assertion by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on an alleged third time period agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Femi Falana, had throughout a media interview on Sunday insisted that there was certainly a 3rd time period agenda for Buhari, saying that quickly, Nigerians would begin seeing manifestations of the ‘plot’.

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However an announcement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential aide on media and publicity, described Falana’s declare as false.

The presidency pressured that Buhari was a democrat and can beneath no circumstance search to amend the structure relating to the two-term time period restrict on holding workplace as President.

The assertion learn: “The popularly acclaimed human rights lawyer and previously unsuccessful opposition candidate for governor of Ekiti state, Femi Falana, has boarded the free-publicity practice, filled with these searching for private media consideration in claiming the president is planning a 3rd time period in workplace.

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“To repeat: All and each declare that’s made that recommend President Muhammadu Buhari will stand for a 3rd time period in workplace is fake.

“To reiterate, the President reminds all of those that want it had been in any other case, whether or not as a result of they need a 3rd time period, or as a result of they search to make false claims for the needs of their very own publicity of the assertion made on 2nd October 2019, which is repeated in full, beneath:

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“The Presidency needs to appropriate internet-based gossip and uninformed media commentary relating to presidential time period limits, given credence by so-called help teams, staging avenue demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a 3rd time period.

“There aren’t any circumstances – nor set of circumstances – beneath which President Buhari could search to amend the Structure relating to the two-term time period restrict on holding workplace as President.

“President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected time period in workplace, ending 2023 – after which there shall be a common election during which he won’t be a candidate.

“There’s not even the faintest risk that this can change.

“It is very important notice that there was a previous try to vary the Structure to permit for the then incumbent president to face for a 3rd time period. That try was fallacious, unconstitutional – and rightly rebuffed. No such try will occur beneath this President.

President Buhari is a democrat. He respects the Structure. Any exercise geared toward altering the two-term restrict won’t succeed and shall by no means have his time nor help.

“The President could have nothing extra to say on this matter – other than to repeat this assertion, advert infinitum – that he won’t be searching for, accepting, nor standing for a 3rd time period.“

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