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No plan to amend Constitution for Buhari’s third term -Lawan



No plan to amend Constitution for Buhari's third term -Lawan

All Progressives Congress, APC adopted candidate for the position of 9th Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has described as fake news, a story making the rounds that if elected into office, will amend the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari stay in office beyond 2023.

Lawan spoke through Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC Niger North), in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said such report should not be taken seriously by any Nigerian.

He said it was a desperate plot concocted by “evil and desperate politicians” bent on frustrating the emergence of Senator Lawan as Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.

Senator Abdullahi, who is the spokesperson of Ahmad Lawan For Senate President Group, added that “this is just a very desperate attempt by detractors and some politicians who want to taint the good image of the Senate Leader, and the future Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan”.

According to him, “When we (Senators) met the President two days ago, he (President) was very emphatic that he has stood for election five times, and this is his last”.

No plan to amend Constitution for Buhari's third term -Lawan

“The President made it clear that he wants to retire quietly to his home, on the basis of which he is going to work very hard these four years since Nigerians have given him this opportunity, to leave a lasting legacy behind.”

“The President’s statement clearly shows that he is a full democrat who knows that our constitution only provides for second term which he has gotten, and for which he is grateful to Nigerians.

“Therefore, to come back to say that Senator Ahmad Lawan will amend the constitution to keep him in office beyond 2023 is just the height of evil thinking and bad politics taken too far.

“The public should discountenace that and focus on supporting a very genuine and transparent process that will lead to the emergence of our own choice leaders as Senators-elect when the 9th Senate unveils”, Senator Abdullahi stressed.

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