President Buhari, addressing Ondo state Council of Obas in Akure, said: “We have just finished one term and are seeking a second one. After that, the constitution doesn’t permit an more.
“There are some who tried looking for more but they did not succeed. We should learn from their mistakes.”
The president’s statement was made available on Twitter by Tolu Ogunlesi, who oversees digital communications in the presidency.
Ex-president Obasanjo was enmeshed in a controversy regarding his third term bid popularly known as “Third Term Agenda”; an alleged plan to modify the constitution so he could serve a third, four-year term as president.
PMB in Akure now, addressing the State Council of Obas.
“We have just finished one term & are seeking a second one, & after that the constitution doesn’t permit any more.
There are some who tried looking for more but they did not succeed. We should learn from their mistakes.”
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) February 5, 2019
The third term agenda led to a political media uproar in Nigeria and the bill was not ratified by the National Assembly.
Obasanjo eventually left office after the April 2007 general election.