Presidency: FG Speaks on Court Cases Against Tinubu, APC, Discloses Plan for May 29 Handover

Presidency: FG Speaks on Court Cases Against Tinubu, APC, Discloses Plan for May 29 Handover

  • Nigerians have been assured that the transition ceremony between President Buhari and Bola Tinubu will be smooth
  • This assurance was handed to Nigerians across the globe by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation
  • Boss Mustapha, who is the chairman of the transition committee, said the numerous litigations against the president-elect would not be a hindrance to his swearing-in

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The Federal Government has assured that the transition of power from President Muhammadu Buhari to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, will run smoothly.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, March 28, the chairman of the Transition Committee, Boss Mustapha, confirmed that the power transition process on Monday, May 29, will be peaceful.

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The SGF has said court cases would not stop Bola Tinubu's swearing-in as Nigeria's president. Photo: APC
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The Punch reports Mustapha affirmed that all litigations against the president-elect, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would not prevent the event from taking place.

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Mustapha also said the Transition Committee had been activated while an ongoing refurbishment of the president and vice president-elect has been completed.

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He also said that the security sub-committee had been saddled with the responsibility of ensuring no one truncates the handover.

His words:

“All litigation, whether resolved or not, will not in any way stop the process. The president is not spending a day extra in office. The security committee has the responsibility to ensure that nothing happens to truncate the transition process. Nigerians are very law-abiding people.
“Whoever has lost an election, there are provided avenues for those people to make whatever legal inquiry they want to make but the process would continue unabated. We would not create another constitutional crisis. On May 29, the hand-over will take place.”

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Protesters send serious warning to Atiku, Obi over call for interim govt

Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party have been warned by some protesters.

The protesters urged the two presidential candidates in the 2023 presidential election to perish the thought of an interim government.

They warned that the spirit of June 12, which saw the annulment of late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola's mandate, is upon the nation and will be resisted.

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Meanwhile, it was earlier explained that the over N3bn INEC has voted is dedicated to defending different petitions challenging the outcome of the elections held on February 25 and March 18, 2023.

Presently, more than 100 election petitions have been filed by candidates and their parties who are displeased with the poll's outcome throughout the country.

Aside from Atiku and Obi, other presidential candidates currently challenging the poll's outcome include Solomon Okangbuan of the Action Alliance (AA) and Chichi Ojei of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), who are asking the court to nullify the presidential election result.


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