The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that his principal never pledged only one-term.
Buhari, 75, had on Monday shortly before he left for London, declared his intention to run for presidential election in 2019.
Adesina, speaking on Channels Television on Tuesday, said the president had declared in 2011 not to seek re-election and not in 2015.
“No, that’s misquote, he was never, never quoted that way.
“If there is anything on record like that, it is a misquote because I was with him in South Africa when that issue came when he said, oh, he wished he had become president at the time he was a military governor that he would have done a lot for Nigeria.
“And the other happened in 2011. When he was running in 2011 he said, yes he would be a president for one term. But did he win in that year, no.
“The victory came in 2015. So, that being quoted in 2011 is not applicable again because he did not win that year,” he said.