I am looking forward to becoming a former President – Mohammadu Buhari


The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has said he is looking forward to becoming one of the former Presidents of Nigeria. The President’s tenure ends in May 2023.

President Buhari whose tenure ends on Thursday, February 24, stated this while speaking during a courtesy visit to the palace of Emir of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Retired Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad 1.

A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity quoted him as saying;

“The traditional ruler is on a terminal appointment. Constitutionally, we (elected public office holders) are not. I cannot go beyond two terms and I have sworn by the Holy Quran that I will uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Politics apart, whenever we are made to swear by the Holy Quran, we have to be very careful. We must make sure that we do not abuse the trust God has given us as leaders.

“I have seen former governors here and I am looking forward to also becoming a former President.”

He commended the immediate past governor and senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and the incumbent, Governor Abdullahi Sule, for the laudable initiatives and accomplishments in the state.

The Emir of Lafia also thanked Buhari for ending the problem of insufficient power to Nasarawa State with the provision of a 330kVA sub-station.