President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Lafia during a courtesy visit to the palace of Emir of Lafia, retired Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad 1, promised to uphold the Constitution by handing over power on May 29, 2023.
The President is in Nasarawa on a two-day official visit to commission projects executed by Governor, Abdullahi Sule.
He said that leaders who take the oath of office, swearing with the Holy Book, must be careful not to abuse the trust of leadership placed on them by the people and God.
In a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina, Buhari reaffirmed that he has no intention whatsoever to stay beyond the constitutionally recognised two terms of office as leader of Nigeria.
“The traditional ruler is on a terminal appointment. Constitutionally, we (elected public office holders) are not. I cannot go beyond two terms and I have sworn by the Holy Quran that I will uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Politics apart, whenever we are made to swear by the Holy Quran, we have to be very careful. We must make sure that we do not abuse the trust God has given us as leaders.
”I have seen former Governors here and I am looking forward to also becoming a former President,” he said.
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