By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured Nigerians that this would be his final term in office as he has no plans to prolong his stay in office, promising that, despite the spate of violence across the country, he was committed to ensuring that elections hold in 2023.
The President made the comment after receiving the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu and other electoral commissioners at the State House in Abuja.
Buhari also flayed the attacks on INEC facilities in the South-East, describing them as the handiwork of mischief makers, assuring that they would not be allowed to achieve their “evil objectives”.
“I received a briefing today from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the series of attacks on their facilities nationwide,” Buhari said.
“These attacks are totally unacceptable, and we will not allow those behind them to achieve their evil objectives.
“I have assured INEC that we will make available to them everything they need to operate efficiently, so that no one will say we don’t want to go, or that we want a third term. There will be no excuse for failure. We will meet all of INEC’s demands.”
INEC facilities across the country have recently come under attack. In the last four weeks, 11 offices of the commission have been either set ablaze or vandalized, according to INEC chief, Professor Yakubu.