Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has said that he is not President Muhammadu Buhari and he (Atiku) does not make promises he cannot keep.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful said this in an interview with THISDAY NG while assuring Nigerians he will rule for only one term of four years if elected President in 2019.
The Waziri Adamawa said this in reaction to fears that a new president from the North would do two-terms against the current arrangement of eight years turns between the North and the South.
Atiku, in the interview, added that he is ready to sign an undertaking to prove to Nigerians that he will keep his word.
He said, “I would! I have said this before on my own initiative. I believe in it. If I am elected as the President in 2019, I give an undertaking that I would only do one term,” he said.
“Having said that, let me remind Nigerians that Buhari also gave such an undertaking in 2011, but he is not living up to it today. My own case will be different. I am prepared to sign an undertaking to do only one term.
“I am not Muhammadu Buhari. I do not make promises I cannot keep. I am assuring Nigerians that I will keep this promise. I am making it out here in the open.
“I am willing to sign a written document. If you or any other Nigerian can come up with an iron-clad legal document that binds me, I am willing to publicly commit to it.”