The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general election, Chief Uche Nwosu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for rejecting the call for third term for him, saying that it is a show of statesmanship and patriotism.
Nwosu said despite the insinuation in some quarters, some other leaders would have jumped up for that.
In a statement Monday in Abuja, Nwosu said “those who are calling that the constitution should be amended to allow the President go for third term are distracting the President.”
He called on the people he described as political jobbers to allow the President “concentrate on the good work that he is doing.”
He said: “l commend President Buhari for rejecting third term base on his statesmanship and patriotism and also asking those agitating for it to allow Mr. President to finish his good work that he has started.”
Some persons have asked Mr. President to seek for election in 2023, with a chieftain of APC, Charles Enya approaching to court to compel the National Assembly to amend the constitution to accommodate third term.
However, the President at the last National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress said age was not on his side to seek for third term. The President also said that would abide by the constitution he sworn to that provided two terms for him.
The ruling party has also said that it would expel any of its members projecting the call for third term in whatever form.
In a statement issued by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issah-Onilu, the party said, “As a party, we would not take kindly to anyone or group causing unnecessary distraction for this administration through anti-democratic actions. As a country, we are several years behind where we ought to be. The President Buhari-led administration is focused on the onerous responsibility of delivering good governance. We are focused on revamping our moribund infrastructure, growing the economy, fighting corruption, creating the right environment for our teeming youths to deploy their creative energies, and providing adequate security for all of our people.”