Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he will leave office when his tenure expires on May 29, 2023.
This is as he warned against campaigns for tenure extension, saying he swore to serve in accordance with the constitution.
The President said this at a meeting in Makkah with a select group of Nigerians resident in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he just ended a visit.
This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari Says I Will Leave On 29 May 2023, Warns Tenure Extension Campaigners To Desist,’ signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday.
“I swore by the Holy Qur’an that I will serve in accordance with the constitution and leave when my time is up. No “Tazarce’’ (tenure extension).
“I don’t want anybody to start talking about and campaigning for unconstitutional extension. I will not accept that,” Buhari said.
The presidential aide said the President also promised to provide support to increase the role of technology in the nation’s elections, arguing that the introduction of the card reader and electronic register was God’s answer to his prayers, having been cheated of his victory in three previous elections.
The President is currently in Saudi Arabia for the lesser hajj.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.