President Muhammadu buhari has opened up on the report circulating on social media that he is interested in running for a third term in 2023.
Unknown gunmen have been attacking police stations and burning down offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. This has led to widespread rumours that certain political interests are keen on making sure that 2023 general elections don’t hold.
However on Thursday, President Buhari clarified that he is not interested in running for a third term in 2023.
The clarification was revealed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity while reacting to rumours that the President wants an extension of his tenure.
Shehu disclosed that the burning of stations and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) won’t stop the 2023 general elections. The Presidential spokesperson stated this on Tuesday during an interview on Arise TV.
He said, “It is very disturbing that INEC and police offices are being set ablaze in parts of the country by anarchists. I believe the law enforcement agents are sufficient enough to deal with them.
“Does anybody want to stop election in 2023? President Buhari is not interested in third term; he is not cut out for that. So, there will be election in 2023 and we will get there, God willing.”