Movement for the Approval of Buhari Third Term group has started their march and campaign for President Buhari to accept to run for third term as president.
For this to become a reality there will be a need for the Nigerian constitution to be altered. Meanwhile some Igbo politicians who believed that 2023 presidency should be for the Igbo are receiving the news as a danger signal, even though the presidency has disowned the group.
Here is how Nigerian presidency reacted to the campaign of Movement for the Approval of Buhari Third Term: Malam Garba Shehu, SSA Media to the president slammed the speculations, saying categorically:” No such attempt will happen under this President”
A group that calls itself Movement for the Approval of Buhari Third Term has been campaigning for constitutional amendment to enable Buhari run for a third term.
“The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, given credence by so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term.
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.
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.
It is important to note that there was a past attempt to change the Constitution to allow for the-then incumbent president to stand for a third term. That attempt was wrong, unconstitutional – and rightly rebuffed. No such attempt will happen under this President.
President Buhari is a democrat. He respects the Constitution. Any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his time nor support.” he said.