Third Term: I Will Be Standing Down In 2023 – Buhari

President Buhari has dismissed rumours alleging on a third term plan, as he assured Nigerians that he will leave office in 2023.

He said this in his New Year message contained in a letter to Nigerians released by the Presidency on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Buhari said he is determined to help strengthen the electoral process both in Nigeria and across the region.

He said, “I will be standing down in 2023 and will not be available in any future elections. But I am determined to help strengthen the electoral process both in Nigeria and across the region, where several ECOWAS members go to the polls this year,” the President.

He mentioned that security is his primary concern, noting that his administration has put up a good fight on several fronts which is already recording victory.

His letter read, “We have been fighting on several fronts: violent extremists, cultists and organised criminal networks. It has not been easy. But as we are winning the war, we also look to the challenge of winning the peace, the reconstruction of lives, communities and markets. The North East Development Commission will work with local and international stakeholders to help create a new beginning for the North East.

“The Federal Government will continue to work with State Governors, neighbouring states and our international partners to tackle the root causes of violent extremism and the networks that help finance and organise terror. Our security forces will receive the best training and modern weaponry, and in turn will be held to the highest standards of professionalism, and respect for human rights. We will use all the human and emerging technological resources available to tackle kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery.”



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