President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision not to run for a third term in office is sacrosanct, final and irreversible. Those pushing the agenda should respect the President and back off.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), giving this warning in Abuja yesterday, said it had believed that the President’s declaration would put the matter to rest finally.
“We want to restate that President Muhammadu Buhari, as an acclaimed democrat and a man of integrity, will keep his words especially in a situation where he made reference that he swore by the Holy Book to abide by the constitution which stipulates only two terms of four years for any incumbent President.
“We want to challenge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to show Nigerians evidence of any of their past Presidents who kept faith with Nigerians and abided fully with the constitution as it relates to the constitutional terms of office.
“It is important to acknowledge that President Buhari’s major concern is to rebuild the dilapidated infrastructure in the country, eradicate corruption and fight insecurity, thereby bequeathing a country that works for all citizens.”
The group says it believes that with the bold declaration of the President not to seek for a third term Nigerians should ignore calls for the elongation “as it will never materialise. As a man of integrity he will not renege on his promise, and neither will he bastardise the Nigerian constitution for personal gains, no matter the pressure.
“We are confident that with the measures already put in place by the Buhari administration, Nigeria is already well-positioned for development which will lead to job creation, economic growth and rapid socio-political development of the country.
“Definitely third term is not on the agenda of the President as it runs contrary to the oath of office he has sworn to.
“We want to reassure Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari remains focussed in improving the lives of ordinary Nigerians by embarking on programmes and projects that will positively impact on Nigerians.”