President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged by the Glorious Qur’an that he will leave office when his term expires.
He stated that he did not want anyone to begin discussing or lobbying for a constitutional amendment on tenure extension.
The President made the pledge during a meeting with some Nigerians living in the kingdom, where he had recently concluded a visit.
He further expressed support for expanding the use of technology in the nation’s elections, saying that the adoption of the card reader and computerised register was Allah’s answer to his prayers after being denied victory in three previous elections.
He recalled that after what he dubbed the “third setback,” opponents mocked him, but Allah eventually answered his prayers by bringing in technology that made it difficult for anyone to steal or buy ballots.
President Buhari, who concluded his visit to the Kingdom with Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, stated that he will continue to uphold the constitution in all of its ramifications, as well as continuously supervise and deal with his ministers on the same basis.
President praised Nigerians in the Kingdom for representing and portraying a positive image of the country.
Dr Abdulkadir Maikudi, a community leader, asked the President to help the privately run Nigerian International School in the Kingdom provide science and technical education.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mallam Yahaya Lawal, and the Consul-General in Jeddah, Ambassador Abdulkarim Mansur, attest to the exemplary behaviour of the almost 1.5 million Nigerians living in the country.
Reporting by Abdallah Bello, editing by Daniel Adejo