From Mohammed Abdullahi, Keffi
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC) Nasarawa West) has described the efforts of one Mr. Abah Okon from Ebonyi State in seeking the High court injection to compel the National Assembly to amend the 1999 constitution so as to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to seek for third term as a calculated attempt to tarnish the good image and reputation of the President and even Nigeria as a country.
Speaking in a political programme of the Voice of America (Hausa Service) monitored in Keffi during the week, Senator Adamu described the more as not only wicked but on effort in futility especially that the President has made it abundantly clear to all Nigerians that he would strictly abide by the oath of office that brought him in by restricting himself to the two terms of four years only.
“The President has already made it abundantly clear to all Nigerians that he would strictly obey the dictates of his oath of office and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria so why the unnecessary brouhaha or agitation” he stated
”To say that the constitution would be amended in favoour of a single person to the detriment of over 200 million Nigerians is not only unacceptable but not feasible especially that even all the other previous efforts were unsuccessful” he further stated.
Senator Adamu recalled that even though such attempt was mooted during the previous administrations and the lawmakers were bribed with about five hundred million Naira each while he held sway as the Governor of Nasarawa State yet the attempt hit the rock as it was vehemently rejected by both the then National Assembly and Nigerians.
He therefore commended President Muhammadu Buhari for not doing anything that would drag his hard earned reputations and image he achieved before Nigerians and even the international community to the mud or disrepute.
He then advised Nigerians to disregard such sinister or ulterior motive which he believed would not go anywhere especially that the person involved knows what he is doing and is ever determined to live up to his covenants with Nigerians that elected him only for two terms of four year each.
Collaborating on the issue in the same programme, Senator Uba Sani (APC Kaduna State) also disregard the move saying that the President has already made it clear to all that care to listen that he would respect the constitution adding that his cordial working relationship with the National Assembly shows that he is a strong respecter of the constitution and he should be trusted as such.
He therefore solicited support and co-operation to the President to enable him succeed in his efforts to take Nigeria to the path of peace and prosperity for every citizen to reap the fruits of democracy.