No 2023 visions
Nigerian presidents are constitutionally allowed to hold the top office for two terms of four years. Lately there has been speculation
that President Buhari might seek to run for a third term and potentially have the constitution amended to permit this. This would put President Bubu in very low company i.e. the likes of many other African dictators.
While this should go without saying, Nigeria is an interesting place where this kind of thing is possible. Especially with a previous president attempting something similar. As such, the Presidency has had to publicly denounce the rumors, going so far as to describe the speculation as as “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary”.
has also said that Buhari would “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.”
For once, Nigeria has refused to reward incompetence. We love to see it.
Do As I Say, Not As I Do
The President, who himself had travelled to the United Kingdom for treatment on several occasions, stated this at the opening of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital through a representative.
Talk about tone-deaf.