President Muhammadu Buhari has said he does not want to run for a third term as leader of the country.
dsmedia24 reports President Buhari made his position clear on Thursday during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson. The meeting took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
During the meeting, Johnson asked Buhari in no uncertain terms if he would run for a second term as President of Nigeria.
In response, the President of Nigeria said that he is not interested.
He then talked about how former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s plan to run for a third term in office did not work out.
“What’s another word for me? No! “It didn’t go well for the first person who tried it,” he was quoted as saying at the meeting by Femi Adesina, who is President Buhari’s special adviser on media and public relations.
Naijaloaded reports The Nigerian constitution says that a democratically elected President can only serve two terms.
Buhari was first elected in 2015, and in 2019, he was re-elected. In May 2023, his term would be over.