“Stop Elongating Your Tenure ” – Buhari Warns ECOWAS Leaders

 

“Stop Elongating Your Tenure ” – Buhari Warns ECOWAS Leaders

 

 

 

Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) warned leaders of the Economic Community of West African States against elongating their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.

According to a statement on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari made the call while presenting Nigeria’s General Statement at the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Niamey, Niger Republic.

The statement titled, ‘President Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders to resist temptation of tenure elongation.’

Buhari, who became Nigerian President in 2015 and whose second and final term of four years ends in May 2023, urged his colleagues to respect constitutional provisions and ensure free and fair elections.

Buhari said:

“It is important that as leaders of our individual member states of ECOWAS, we need to adhere to the constitutional provisions of our countries, particularly on term limits. This is one area that generates crisis and political tension in our sub-region.

“As it is, the challenges facing the sub-region are enormous; from socio-economic matters to security issues, the ECOWAS sub-region cannot therefore afford another political crisis, in the guise of tenure elongation.”

 

 

 

“Stop Elongating Your Tenure ” – Buhari Warns ECOWAS Leaders

 

 

 

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