By Uzair Adam Imam
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the so-called tenure extension, “Tazarce” as unconstitutional, swearing to leave office as his time due.
Buhari made the disclosure at Makkah when he met with some Nigerians living in Saudi Arabia.
While giving his words to Nigerians at the meeting, Buhari was quoted saying “in the balance of eighteen months or so of my time left, whatever I can do to improve the life of Nigerians, I will do it for the country.”
“I swore by the Holy Qur’an that I will serve in accordance with the constitution and leave when my time is up. No “Tazarce’’ (tenure extension). I don’t want anybody to start talking about and campaigning for unconstitutional extension. I will not accept that.”
Speaking, the President promised to support efforts to increase the role of technology in the Nigeria’s elections.
“After the third so-called defeat, I said, ‘God Dey’. My opponents laughed at me but God answered my prayers by bringing in technology. At that point, nobody can steal their votes or buy them,” the president added.
However, talking about the development of the present security in Nigeria, Buhari expressed his grievances.
“My problem is the North West where people are killing and stealing from one another. I had to be very hard on them and I will continue to be very hard until we put them in line and bring back order,” he said.