Buhari Replies Robert Clarke On Tenure Extension

President Muhammadu has insisted that he will not stay beyond his constitutional tenure which ends on May 29, 2023.

According to the President, he will unfailingly hand over to whoever emerges the winner of the 2023 presidential election.

According to the President, he will unfailingly hand over to whoever emerges the winner of the 2023 presidential election.

The president stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday evening by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, reassuring that the president was committed to ensuring a proper democratic transfer of power.

The president gave the assurance in response to the comments made by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke, who had asked the President to extend his term by six months to tackle insecurity since the constitution allows it.

However, the president responded by saying, “Chief Robert Clarke, a very well-respected elder may be sincere in his wish for the President to extend his term by six months.

“We wish to categorically restate that the President will step down on May 29th, 2023, after serving two terms – as per the constitution.

“Having been the first recipient of a democratic transfer of power from an incumbent administration to an opposition candidate in Nigerian history, the President is committed to extending and entrenching democratic values across the country.

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