– President Muhammadu Buhari has finally addressed the rumours claiming that he plans to cling to power – The Nigerian leader revealed why he occasionally visits his home town in Katsina state – Buhari suggested that there is a conspiracy behind the abduction of students in Kankara, An emerging report indicates President Muhammadu Buhari does not plan to remain in power longer than stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.
The president has disclosed that he will hand over power to the next administration on May 29, 2023, PM News reported.
Buhari has repeatedly dismissed rumours of nurturing a third term agenda. He made the disclosure on Friday, December 18, when 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 has claimed that the abduction of some students from a government-owned school in Kankara, Katsina state was a deliberate attempt to embarrass his administration.
According to Vanguard, he said it was not a coincidence that the abduction occurred on the very day he visited his hometown, Daura. Buhari promised the rescued students that his administration would do all it could to prevent future occurrence of the incident. Meanwhile, following the spate of insecurity across the country, President Buhari has finally admitted 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. He bemoaned the abysmal performance of the heads of security agencies in the fight against insurgents in the country. In another news, Professor Usman Yusuf, a popular northern leader, has made a prediction about the next general elections in Nigeria. In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Yusuf, who was a former executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), said politicians preparing for the 2023 election are living on false hope. He emphasised that the 2023 general elections would never hold, especially in the north, given the level of insecurity in the country.