Two Transition Committees Make Surprising Statements

Two Transition Committees Make Surprising Statements

The two transition committees of the outgoing and the incoming administrations on Monday 11 denied any rift between them regarding the power handover.

The Punch recalls that Namadi Sambo, the vice president, leads President Goodluck Jonathan's committee while Ahmed Joda, heads President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's committee.

Both bodies denied having any argument, despite the fact that the All Progressives Congress has recently accused the acting government of refusing to cooperate with their party.

After the closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Joda told journalists that his committee was getting all the necessary assistance from the Peoples Democratic Party-led government.

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"Our committee has never said to anybody that there is no cooperation. We have never said that and we are waiting for the reports, until when they come."

Senator Pius Anyim, the secretary to the government of the federation, also characterized the meeting as "fruitful and cordial" adding that "there is certainly no (contending) issue, we are flowing and we have clearer understanding of the working of the two committees".

See more photos of the meeting below. Credits: The Nation:

This comes after the reports about the APC's allegations that Jonathan’s administration planned to hinder the smooth power transition on May 29.

The acting cabinet on its part was said to have warned Buhari against running a parallel government.


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