Buhari uses third term saga to hit at Obasanjo


President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown shade at former president Olusegun Obasanjo saying that he is only seeking a second term in office and not a third term as “some people” did.

President Buhari, addressing Ondo state Council of Obas in Akure, said: “We have just finished one term and are seeking a second one. After that, the constitution doesn’t permit an more.

“There are some who tried looking for more but they did not succeed. We should learn from their mistakes.”

The president’s statement was made available on Twitter by Tolu Ogunlesi, who oversees digital communications in the presidency.

Ex-president Obasanjo was enmeshed in a controversy regarding his third term bid popularly known as “Third Term Agenda”; an alleged plan to modify the constitution so he could serve a third, four-year term as president.

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The third term agenda led to a political media uproar in Nigeria and the bill was not ratified by the National Assembly.

Obasanjo eventually left office after the April 2007 general election.