It’s been speculated that Buhari had plans of seeking a third term after his second tenure. The speculations insinuated that he would change the constitution to accommodate his ambitions.
A confirmed report indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari does not plan to remain in power longer than stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.
On Friday, December 18, he addressed the rescued Kankara schoolboys and representatives of their parents in the banquet hall at the Katsina state government house. Buhari said: “I normally visit my home town because I swore by the holy Quran that I will safeguard the nation’s constitution, hence I must hand over power on May 29, 2023 to the next government. “So, if God spares my life, I’ll definitely come home. This informed my visits home.’’
The president also claimed that the abduction of students from a government-owned school in Kankara, Katsina state was a deliberate attempt to embarrass his administration. Buhari promised the rescued students that his administration would do all it could to prevent future occurrence of the incident.
The slew of insecurities in the country made the President Buhari admit that the effort of Nigeria’s security chiefs against insurgency is not enough. The president made this known in a meeting held with the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, December 17.