Nigeria’s president, Muammadu Buhari, has distanced himself from the failed 6-year single term proposed bill that has aroused suspicions among citizens.
The bill, which was sponsored by a member of the house of representatives, Mr John Dyegh, was shot down at the second reading stage, obviously because Nigerians nursed the fear that the president was aiming at a third term in office.
Bu the presidency has reiterated that the president was not interested in a third term and that his tenure would not extend beyond 2013.
His senior special assistant on national assembly matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare, said the president has so far not said or done anything that may suggest he wanted to continue in office beyond 2013.
According to Omoworare, the president has repeatedly said he was not interested in a third term, and has not done anything to suggest the contrary.
He said it was only speculative that Buhari was gunning for a third term, and untrue that he was behind the six-year single term bill that the national assembly.