Calls by President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters for him to extend his tenure has been rebuffed.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a warning to his overzealous supporters drumming support for him to extend his tenure beyond 2023.
Speaking on Friday, Buhari vowed leave office on May 29, 2023.
The Nigerian leader swore by the Holy Qur’an that he will serve in accordance with the constitution and go when his time is up.
“Tazarce’ (tenure extension). I don’t want anybody to start talking about and campaigning for an unconstitutional extension. I will not accept that”, he said.
Buhari spoke at a meeting in Makkah with a select group of Nigerians resident in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he just ended a visit.
He gave assurances that in the balance of “eighteen months or so of my time left, whatever I can do to improve the life of Nigerians, I will do it for the country.”
The President commended diaspora Nigerians in the Kingdom for representing the country well and projecting its good image.