NOVEMBER 15, 2016 – Erstwhile Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has revealed how former President Olusegun Obasanjo attempted to become a lifetime President and not third term.
Speaking with Zero Tolerance, a magazine published by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the former Vice President alleged that Obasanjo tried to amend the constitution to make way for his agenda.
Abubakar insisted that his former principal under the guise of attempting to amend the constitution carefully removed the aspect of tenure limitation but he kicked against it.
He said, “My offence was that I disagreed with him on the amendment of the constitution to remove tenure/term limits or what was popularly called the ‘third term agenda’.
“In fact, he sent the then Attorney-General and Prof. Jerry Gana to my office to bring the draft amendments to the constitution. After going through (them), I found out that tenure limits had been removed. In other words, he could be President for life.
“I then asked them that ‘if I send you to the President, can you deliver this message?’ They said yes. I said ‘go and tell him I will not support it and (I) will fight it’.”