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Tinubu: Buhari has the courage to resist third term temptation

Tinubu: Buhari has the courage to resist third term temptation
January 07
17:38 2020

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though politics is intoxicating, President Muhammadu Buhari has the courage to resist the temptation of a third term in office.

While addressing state house correspondents after meeting the president, Tinubu said Buhari’s New Year message resonated well with Nigerians as he showed his concern about the security and economic challenges of the country.

He expressed his confidence in the president and urged Nigerians to believe in Buhari.

“It’s a new decade, a visit to the leader of my country is necessary to look at things and wish him well in the office for this new decade and make some points on the stability, security and a number of issues around the country,” Tinubu said.

“Any reasonable politician, who has worked with President Muhammadu Buhari will know that he will not (tamper with the constitution). Some are always suspicious and will make accusations, but I was in the trench, in the struggle for democracy.

“I was in the trench and in the opposition with Muhammadu Buhari, till the third term agenda of a former leader of this country failed. I know he (Buhar) will never. He has the courage and the character to refuse such a temptation even if offered to him. I believe in him and I believe Nigerians should also believe in him.

“He doesn’t need to say it to me, I’ll argue it in the corner and everywhere they bring such a thing up. However, it’s very good to hear it from him. I say congratulations to a man of character and integrity. The challenge of turning the ship of this nation around is a continuum and a continuous effort and that is what we should get ourselves concerned with.

“Yes, politics is intoxicating, it’s flamboyant, it’s interesting, but we cannot continue in perpetuity one after the other, we have to relax, show concern for the people of the country and see to the efforts of the president that will manifest in the new, united and prosperous country. We are still not there.”


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