Senate President Ahmad Lawan has debunked reports which alleged that he is favourably disposed to support a tenure extension for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja, said he firmly stands by the constitutional provision for term limit for elected public officers and would not support any move to amend the section.
The statement reads: “The Office of the President of the Senate has noted a tweet by one Cmr Mayor attributing a fabricated statement to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
“In the mischievous tweet, the Senate President was quoted as saying he “won’t mind a constitutional amendment to allow unlimited term of office for President if President Buhari wishes to remain in office beyond 2023.”
“Our initial reaction was to ignore the ignoble mischief especially since it is not new, having been posted two years ago on 27 March 2019.