OSHIOMHOLE ACCUSES PDP OVER PRESIDENT BUHARI’S THIRD TERM RUMOUR
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emanated the rumour of third term by President Muhammadu Buhari to set agenda and misguide most Nigerians.
He said this when addressing State House correspondents after the end of a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.
President Buhari on Wednesday in a letter to Nigerians to mark the beginning of 2020, stressed his intention not to contest the 2023 presidential elections.
Oshiomhole expressed commitment to help strengthen the electoral process in Nigeria and other Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
It is gathered that PDP on Wednesday, criticised President Buhari over his New Year message and frowned at his pronouncement not to participate in future elections in the country.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the president and his party (APC), would have no other option than to exit office at the end of his tenure in 2023.
However, the APC chairman said: “I am surprised to see that there are people who begin to wonder why should the President reassure Nigerians that he is not going to do third term in office because Third Term was planted by PDP.
“It is still in the sub-consciousness of most Nigerians that the first (sic) Nigerian President tried to do Third Term, emptied the treasury to bribe members of the National Assembly and since that President left, thanks to the National Assembly, no other next President has done eight years in office.
“You can recall that President Yar’Adua unfortunately has since joined his ancestors, and President Jonathan did six years and so by the special grace of God, this President (Buhari)…will do his eight years complete in line with the provision of the constitution.
“And because there is a level of idleness within a section of the political class, people can sponsor all kinds of publications and to give doubt whether or not the President is planning to stay longer.
“And I think it is his decision that at every interval he needs to remind Nigerians that he is not about to do what a PDP President did.’’