“I Won’t Contest Elections Again After 2019” – Buhari

Speaking at a meeting with the royal fathers in the Government House, Buhari promised not to abuse the constitution, noting that he would stop contesting after this coming election.

He said the 2019 election would be the fifth time he is contesting for Presidency.

Recall
that Buhari ran for the office of the president under All Nigeria
People’s Party (ANPP), in 2003 and 2007 and failed. He changed to
Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), in 2011 and equally failed.

But in 2015 when he changed to APC, he won and took the mantle of leadership from Ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

In
a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and
Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president charged traditional rulers to do
more in curbing banditry and kidnapping in their communities, saying
that he felt disappointed that people close to some of them were found
to have a hand in such criminality.

His words, “We are determined
to defend the nation and its people. We are disappointed with some of
the things going on. You are responsible for the security of your
neighborhood. Being close to your people, you know them. You are still
relevant. I am sorry this has extended to some of your families.

“More security is not good news, but we must do something to secure our environment.”

The
President commended the gallantry of the security agencies in battling
kidnapping and banditry, saying “you know what we have achieved. You had
one who styled himself as Buharin Daji, the Buhari of the forests,
claiming to be in charge and not I at the centre. He is no more, and by
my surviving him, you now know who is stronger.”

President Buhari
said he was contesting this election as his fifth and the last, because
as he noted, “a second term is what the constitution allows, and I will
not abuse the constitution.”

Source:- Vanguardngr