- Some groups a few days ago stated that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a third term in office
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lampooned all self-styled bodies drumming up a third term agenda ploy
It is still fresh in the minds of a large number of politically inclined Nigerians how the call and support for a third term agenda for former president Olusegun Obasanjo died a natural third.
The major opposition party in Nigeria, PDP has made it known that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government and their cronies should not think of any third term agenda.
A Statement to this effect was issued yesterday:
October 2, 2019
Third Term Agenda: PDP Cautions, Berates APC, Buhari Presidency
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the cabal in the Buhari Presidency against plots to push a third term agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP describes such as a dangerous underhand politics capable of derailing our democracy and destabilizing our nation.
The party berates the statements by the Presidency and the APC as unhealthy ploy to introduce a repugnant issue into official discourse in a bid to give it a life and achieve its fruition in the political arena.
The PDP says it is preposterous for the Presidency cabal and the APC to think that Nigerians cannot see through their shenanigan to import and elevate what they labeled as rumor and internet-based gossip, into official national discourse.
Our party notes that Nigerians will not be surprised when, after the statements by the Presidency and APC, new groups surface to orchestrate more forceful agitations in the public space for the alteration of the 1999 Constitution to achieve an ignoble aim.
The PDP however cautions the Presidency and the APC to note that Nigerians are already aware of individuals and political interests in the Presidency cabal in addition to known APC agents who are behind the street demonstrations for a third term for President Buhari.
The party invites Nigerians to note how, having been busted, the presidency cabal and the APC are now groping for ways to cover their trails by making frivolous allegations which directly point back to them.
The party therefore urges President Muhammadu Buhari to personally speak out and immediately call his supporters to order as Nigerians will never allow anybody, no matter how highly placed, to alter any part of our constitution to serve a selfish interest.
The PDP insists that this has become imperative in view of the series of constitutional violations and provocative undermining of our laws by the APC and power mongers in the Buhari Presidency.
National Publicity Secretary