A group under the aegis of National Coalition Against Fraudulent Politicians on Sunday, alleged that the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the Peoples Democratic Party’s sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election, was a third term agenda.
The group in a statement by its Coordinator, Mr. Umar Falalu, in Abuja, said, it was wrong of an executive office holder to stay in elective office beyond the constitutionally stipulated limit of eight years.
He noted that the position of his group was based on the moral rights of Jonathan to allegedly stage manage a third term bid through the back door.
Falalu said, “We applaud the courage of Dr. Umar Ardo who has headed for the court of Appeal for interpretation in the constitutional provision for an occupant of the executive office to stay beyond eight years.
“More so at a time when brown-nosers have taken control of the political space and praise singers are now the deciders of our destiny.
“Ardo’s gallant effort to approach the court of Appeal at his own expense to buttress his views about the ineligibility of President Jonathan to contest the 2015 election is commendable.
“Be that as it may, we are not unaware of the political game plan by some political spent forces hiding under the cloak of regional representation to extend the tenure of office of President Jonathan in an attempt to make him the longest serving President Nigeria ever had.
“The third term agenda of President Jonathan is not a secret as his leaders and advisers from the south-south have continued to beat war drums if he does not succeed”.