President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that his administration has only 18 months left, and will certainly terminate in 2007; pledging again that he is not interested in the campaign by loyalists to stretch his tenure.
He made the point in Abuja on Thursday at a three-day retreat for ministers and permanent secretaries, where he also read the riot act to his audience on the need to respect one another’s roles.
Obasanjo warned that he would not tolerate bickering and sabotage in this “last lap” of his administration.
He stressed: “With barely over a year and a half in the life of this administration, and with the major task of consolidating our achievements and addressing those areas that still demand more concerted action, it is vital that we all understand the basic nature of the tasks ahead of us”.
Despite his assertion, groups championing his alleged third term bid have reportedly met in Abuja to hone their strategy.