Just In: I am not Obasanjo — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, has once again allay fears over a possible third term bid, saying he is not like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had attempted such in the past. 

Buhari who spoke during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Great Britain on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, said he'd stick by the maximum term limit permitted by the Nigerian Constitution, which two terms of 4 years each.

The President made the statement in response to the British Prime Minister who had asked if Buhari would run for office again. 

He said, “Another term for me? No! The first person who tried it didn’t end very well (general laughter).”

Meanwhile as Buhari's government edges ever closer to its end, the President believes his government has performed remarkably well than is appreciated by many, particularly his critics.

Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Buhari overlooked the widespread insecurity and worsening economic situation across the country, insisting his administration will leave Nigeria “in a far better place than we found it.”

“We leave Nigeria in a far better place than we found it. Corruption is less hidden for Nigerians feel empowered to report it without fear, while money is returned; terrorists no longer hold any territory in Nigeria, and their leaders are deceased; and vast infrastructure development sets the country on course for sustainable and equitable growth,” Mr Buhari wrote in an email response to Bloomberg who had asked him to rate his performance on the three key metrics (anti-corruption, economy and security) upon which he campaigned.

Speaking on insecurity, Buhari said his administration has recorded great success in the fight against insecurity in the country even as he called on the 'international partners' to proscribe IPOB as a terrorist group.

He also slammed Western Nations particularly the UK, for making its country a safe haven for the leadership of IPOB, from which he said they broadcast hate speech into Nigeria, and spend millions lobbying members of the US Congress, and freely using international financial networks to arm agitators on the ground."

He added that," This must stop."

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