I will leave office in 2023, says Buhari, warns tenure extension campaigners


Buhari (file photo)

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that he would leave office at the end of his eight-year tenure in May 2023..

Buhari gave the assurance in Makkah, while addressing some Nigerians resident in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he just ended a visit.

“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 an unconstitutional extension. I will not accept that,” he was quoted to have said in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday.

According to the statement, Buhari also expressed support to efforts 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.




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