President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, said he is not interested in third term.
The president’s second term ends in 2023 and will not be eligible for another term except the constitution is amended.
Buhari told senior party leaders including the state governors at the All Progressives Congress, APC NEC meeting Friday in Abuja that he would leave office in 2023 as prescribed by the constitution.
“I am not going to make the mistake of attempting a third term in office. Besides the age, the constitution makes provision for only two terms,” the president said.
“I said you should read the Constitution because I am not going to make a mistake. Besides the age, I am not going to contest for third term because I will go by the Constitution. The Constitution says two-terms. I’m going to be frank here because I won’t be needing anybody’s vote,” President Buhari said in his address to the meeting.