Third Term: Don’t Let ‘Cabal’ Push You, PDP Cautions Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari (Image courtesy: Nigerian Presidency)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against pushing for a third term, Concise News reports.

There have been insinuations in some quarters that Buhari will be gunning for a third term when his government ends in 2023.

The presidency, has, however, denied the report, describing it as inconceivable.

“There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President,” it said in a statement.

“President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.

“There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.

However, in a statement on Wednesday, the PDP warned that ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the “cabal” against pushing Buhari for another term.

It noted that the reported move is dangerous and could destroy the country’s nascent democracy and the nation at large.

“Our party notes that Nigerians will not be surprised when, after the statements by the Presidency and APC, new groups surface to orchestrate more forceful agitations in the public space for the alteration of the 1999 Constitution to achieve an ignoble aim,” the PDP said.

“We, however, caution the Presidency and the APC to note that Nigerians are already aware of individuals and political interests in the Presidency cabal in addition to known APC agents who are behind the street demonstrations for a third term for President Buhari.

“The party invites Nigerians to note how, having been busted, the presidency cabal and the APC are now groping for ways to cover their trails by making frivolous allegations which directly point back to them.”


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Egobiambu Emmanuel is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Benin. He is a media enthusiast, loves reading and writing, and has a special interest in personal development. Emmanuel is a reporter with Concise News.

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