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Nigerians react as APC member files suit to allow Buhari return for 3rd term [video]

Amadin Ogbewe

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Nigerians have taken to social media to express their feelings about rumored 3rd term bid for President Buhari after and APC member Charles Enya, sought amendment of the constitution to allow it. 

Enya, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state had served as the organising secretary for President Buhari’s campaign organization during the 2019 general election.

He has now filed a suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before a federal high court in Abakiliki seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office.

The APC member described the two-term tenure limit for presidents and governors as “discriminatory”  in relation to the executive and legislative branches of government in Nigeria, in the suit which has Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly; the national assembly and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice as defendants.

He asked the court to prevail on the defendants to remove constitutional clauses hindering elected presidents and governors from seeking a third term in office.

Daily Trust reported that he is seeking an “order of the court nullifying and setting aside section 137(1)(b) and 182(1) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and directing the first and second defendants to delete and expunge sections 137(1)(b) and 182(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (as amended).”

This is coming after President Buhari debunked reports of seeking a third term in office.

In a viral video Aisha Yesufu the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls BBOG Advocacy group has also reacted to the development. 

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Ogbewe Amadin is a senior reporter at Dockaysworld. He’s been published in Fireside fiction and others. He’s a lover of fantasy, sci-fi, sitcoms and sarcasm.

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