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’.
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.
“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:
“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.“