FG Makes Announcement That Jonathan Will Hand Over May29

5 years ago by: Giwa bayo
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The Federal Government on Wednesday may have manifested a volte-face in its earlier plan to have President Goodluck Jonathan formally hand over power to the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on May 28 instead of the May 29 Democracy Day.
The matter became a subject of controversy when Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, announced Jonathan’s intention to formerly hand over at a dinner on May 28 so that the administration can reserve May 29 for the incoming government. Some prominent lawyers argued that the plan would lead to a vacuum in the leadership of the country as Buhari will be officially inaugurated hours after the official handover.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Jonathan, the minister denied ever telling reporters that the President would hand over to the President-elect on May 28
The Minister explained that what she said was that the process of preparing handover notes would be completed by May 28, asserting that President Jonathan will not hand over power until May 29.
According to her, “In the council today, the discussion was still centered on transition.
“I have to make a little clarification because some people thought I said May 28 will be handover date. I never said that.
“I said May 28 will be the last day that we will have our handing over briefs by ministries and parastatals. I said from the 28th of this month to that date has been given to departments and ministries to submit their hand over notes.
“I remember somebody asked if there will be no vacuum if there is handover on May 28 and I replied that there will be no handing over on May 28.
“Handing over and inauguration will hold on May 29. The President is not handing over power on May 28; he is handing over power on May 29.
“We have started the transition and it is ongoing. We are submitting our handover notes to the Office of the SGF.
“The President is still the President until May 29 when Gen. Buhari takes his oath of office and resumes as the President of the Federal Republic,
” she said.
Fielding question on what informed Tuesday’s sacking of Suleiman Abba from his position as the Inspector-General of Police, Akwashiki said she had no explanation to make since the President reserves the right to appoint and fire his appointees.
“I think it is within the President’s power to appoint and sack and he did what he had to do,” the government spokesperson stated.

-- bankadetoun (f) at 22-04-2015 04:08PM
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-- Abubu86 (m) at 22-04-2015 04:39PM
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Very good
-- ngfineface (f) at 22-04-2015 04:42PM
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Ehen? Before nko? Most Nigerians will be so happy to even see him handover before May 29th.
-- haraka (m) at 22-04-2015 04:46PM
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A New Plot To Scuttle 29 May Handing Over Is
Ongoing In Abuja The Key Actors Are:IBB,
Jonathan, Dasuki, Minimah, Badeh, Aliu Gusau
and Modu Sheriff. The Plan Is To Assassinate
Buhari and Kidnap Tinubu Then Appoint Atiku
Interim President That's Y IGP Abba is being
Sacked for not Cooperating.
Prayer and Vigilance is Needed At This Trying
Source:Secret Reporters
-- echeeche (m) at 22-04-2015 05:01PM
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Ok heard
-- Larry28 (f) at 22-04-2015 05:27PM
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-- odegbalegu (m) at 22-04-2015 05:35PM
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tired of news scavengers.
-- beneno (m) at 22-04-2015 08:46PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
-- Ololababs (f) at 22-04-2015 09:01PM
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Oga Jona, don't be confused. We can see u r d one fingering those peep's brain. Well May 29 at last. Good come n face d public n don't be ashamed.

Sorry o we even hear say PDP ogas dey vex say u no consult them b4 conceding defeat to GMB and I come tell one of my sources say no be ya fault o, u danced to d tuned of westerners cuz they promised to give u appointment if u hand over peacefully otherwise not accepting defeat may lead to cases like that those who died in power. U are still very young n u need to enjoy d stolen money. So it's better to leave with honour than to leave in shame n pieces. Grin Grin Grin I'm surprised u are now reacting by sacking those who betrayed u during d election. It's because u were not smart enough that y u were duped!
-- winace (f) at 23-04-2015 10:49AM
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We don't have good journalist in nigeria again unlike b4. Now we have money for hand journalist. Too bad anyway
-- elchymo (m) at 19-08-2015 07:53PM
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Ofcos he will