The presidency has warned APC to stop all their propaganda on Jonathan making last minute appointments, instead of concentrating on smooth handover.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Alkali said Jonathan will not be coerced, stampeded or undermined, while exercising his responsibilities.
Rufai said GEJ has the right to discharge his duties until May 29. He issued a statement which reads:
“The allegation is immature, reckless and out of tune with the President’s desire and patriotic commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.
“Nigerians will recall that shortly after the result of the presidential election was announced, President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated a high-powered transition committee to plan and organise a hitch-free transition programme for the inauguration of the incoming administration.
“Surprisingly, it took the APC more than three weeks to wake up to its responsibility to constitute its own transition committee. How then can they turn round to accuse the government of frustrating the transition programme?”By the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Jonathan remains in office up to May 29, 2015 when he formally hands over to the incoming President.
“Governance is a serious business. With the sudden and unexpected concession of victory to them, it appears that the APC is beginning to face the full reality of managing the great challenges of a complex nation.”