PDP Planning To Hinder Smooth Transition – APC


The All Progressive Congress, APC, has accused the Goodluck Jonathan government of deliberately attempting to sabotage the May 29 handover.

In a statement issued on behalf of the party on Thursday by the national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed, the APC said the recent outbursts by the presidency over legitimate requests made by the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari showed that the present administration had something to hide.

It also debunked allegations by the presidency that the APC was already setting up a parallel government ahead of the handover date. It said the accusation was a shield put in place by the government to hide its evil machinations aimed at hindering the handover.

The APC noted that the noble concession of defeat by the president at the recent polls did not reduce the nature of the emphatic victory which Biuhari got.

“We are sick and tired of being blackmailed by the Jonathanians. Gen. Buhari won the March 28 presidential election fair and square, having satisfied both constitutional and other statutory requirements. We have no apology for our victory and the concession of defeat – while it may have increased the political stock of President Jonathan – has by no means diminished the historic and emphatic victory of Gen. Buhari and the APC,” APC said

It accused the incumbent administration of not cooperating with the transition committee set up by the incoming government.



    It added that while the outgoing government had earlier issued a memo to all ministries, departments and agencies to make sure their handover notes were ready by April 20, it subsequently issued a contrary one directing that the handover notes from the government outfits should not be ready until May 14.

    “With the new date, the Buhari transition committee will have little or no time to take a thorough look at the handover notes or seek clarification on knotty issues, effectively handing it (Buhari transition committee) a fait accompli as far as the handover notes are concerned.

    This does not augur well for a smooth transition and gives the impression that the outgoing administration is trying to hide something. By its dilly-dallying on the date for the readiness of the handover notes from the MDAs, the administration’s posturing that it is ready to hand over has been exposed as nothing but a smokescreen,” the APC stated.

    The APC warned the incumbent government not to test the will of Nigerians by continually relying on the goodwill the president had earned by his concession in order to subvert the general hope by Nigerians of a smooth transition.

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