Buhari speaks on ‘third term’ interest

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday assured that he respects the constitution of Nigeria.

He said he was a honourable person who would not go against the laws of the land after winning a second tenure in office.

Buhari spoke at a meeting with the royal fathers in the Government House, Zamfara, on Sunday,

The President said he was contesting this election as his fifth and the last.

“A second term is what the constitution allows, and I will not abuse the constitution”, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity quoted him as saying.

He thanked the royal fathers for the support he enjoyed so far and appealed to them to back his re-election.

The Chairman of the council of traditional rulers and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed and the Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, praised the efforts of the President in changing the unwanted security situation in the state.

According to the governor, “From the presence of an ammunition depot manned by just 30 men when you took office in 2015, Zamfara State today boasts of the presence of 4,700 combined security personnel who are assisted by 8,500 State Joint Task Force, SJTF members. We also have the 223 Battalion, the 607 Quick Response Battalion and the 1 Brigade in Gusau.”

The council of traditional rulers also endorsed President Buhari’s bid for a second term.

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