Activist lawyer, Femi Falana, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was secretly working on a third-term agenda.
Some groups have asked Buhari to extend his regime beyond 2023.
But Buhari said he would hand over at the end of his second term and return to his hometown in Katsina state, Daura.
However, Falana calll on Nigerians not to believe the President, saying that all measures of the President and his men indicate their ambition to extend his tenure.
Addressing journalists over the weekend, the activist lawyer cited some of president’s moves, such as the attempt to stifle free speech, a crackdown on the media, including the new media, disobedience of court order as an indicator of his tenure extension agenda.
According to Falana: “But you heard his group demanding a third term for him and the president trying to distance himself in a very unconvincing manner. I have no doubt there is a third term agenda, because dictatorship of the kind we are witnessing now, in the past, was to one end; tenure elongation.
“He (President Buhari) is trying to cow Nigerians, but no one can successfully do that. All his recent actions are geared towards that; ruling from London, closing borders, arresting opposition and jailing journalists, are meant for him, to be the only voice in the country, it won’t be.”