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PostSubject: I haven’t got useful tips from Jonathan – Buhari   2015-05-15, 06:45

President-elect Muhammadu
Buhari has accused the outgoing
Goodluck Jonathan government of
not giving him “tips” on how to
kick-start his administration on May
He spoke on Thursday when a
committee from the Centre for
Human Security of the Olusegun
Obasanjo Presidential Library,
presented a five-point policy
document to him at the Buhari
Support Organisation office in
Hours before the event which held
behind closed doors, the All
Progressives Congress, insisted
that the Federal Government was
not cooperating with the transition
committee set up by the President-
“Buhari regretted that the
outgoing government that is
supposed to give him tips on how
to take off has done nothing so far,”
Garba Shehu, the Director of Media
and Publicity of the All Progressives
Congress Presidential Campaign
Organisation, told journalists after
the presentation by the committee.
Shehu added that the President-
elect “thanked the Obasanjo
initiative for the gesture, assuring
the committee that his incoming
administration will be needing
advice as time goes on.”
Areas covered by committee in the
document include the economy,
security, power, education and
He said that Obasanjo had set up a
think tank to carry out a study on
the challenges facing the country in
the five key areas.
The study, he added, was started
four months ago “so that the
outcome will be made available to
the incoming administration after
the election.”
He also revealed that Nigeria’s
former High Commissioner to the
United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher
Kolade, who headed the power
committee, gave various stages of
the proposed power sector
development plan to include short-
term, medium-term, long-term
Under the short-term solution, the
plan seeks to raise the country’s
power generation to 10,000 MW
within a very short period of time.
He added that the president-elect
described the intervention of
Obasanjo and his team as a great
impetus for the incoming
The vice-chairman of the
committee, who is a former
Minister of Finance, Kalu Idika Kalu,
said, “We have looked at education,
security, economy, power and
Infrastructure. Those are the areas
we have made recommendations
and which we hope the new
administration would be able to
work on.”
He further explained that the
president-elect was very happy
that they had been thinking about
how to help him hit the ground
The Chairman of the centre’s
governing board, Akin Mabogunje.
who also spoke to journalists after
the event, said the committee had
been working on a number of
critical issues for the development
of the country.
According to him, a delegation of
the committee members involved
in the preparation of the policy
document was sent to present the
report to the President-elect.
Earlier on Thursday , the APC
described as untrue, a statement
credited to the spokesman for the
Peoples Democratic Party, Oliseh
Metuh, that the Jonathan
administration was cooperating
with the transition committee
constituted by the President-elect.
It also described Metuh in a
statement signed by its National
Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed,
as a man with “an incurable disdain
for truth.”
The PDP spokesman had in the
said statement accused the APC of
raising a false alarm over
happenings within the Jonathan
and the Buhari transition
However, Mohammed insisted that
the uncooperative attitude of the
Jonathan team had continued
despite its public posturing.
The APC statement Read, “We say
with all sense of responsibility that
as of today, May 14, 2015, just about
two weeks to the May 29 handover
date, no shred of information as to
the status of governance from any
ministry, department or agency of
government has been given to our
transition committee.”
“If that qualifies, in Metuh’s lexicon,
as cooperation, then there is a
problem somewhere. We dare
Metuh or anyone for that matter, to
controvert the fact that not a line of
handover note has been handed
over to our transition committee.”
The APC also restated its earlier call
to Metuh to urgently undertake a
course on how to be an opposition
party spokesman so that he would
not talk or write himself into
avoidable troubles in the days
It equally admonished him to
always verify information available
to him in order to separate rumours
from facts.
The statement further read, “Metuh
decided to put his foot in his mouth
when he latched on to the
statement made by our Transition
Committee Chairman, forgetting
that in making his statement, the
chairman was only advising him
against anything that would put
the Federal Government in a bad
“A discerning party spokesman,
rather than a rabble-rousing one,
would have understood the elder
statesman’s stand for what it is
instead of using it as a peg to issue
a needless, hollow statement that
puts his party and government in a
bad light.”
The APC said it had decided to allow
bygones be bygones, but now that
Metuh had stirred the hornet’s
nest, it was time to put out the facts
for Nigerians to judge.
It added, “What happened was
that, following the request by our
transition committee to meet with
them, they invited us to what was
the first formal meeting between
both transition committees.
“But the meeting was a mere
photo-op, as it yielded nothing
concrete as far as handover notes
are concerned.
“In fact, what we met at the so-
called meeting was far worse than
what we had thought. Whereas we
had hoped to get their handover
notes on May 14th (the date they
had indicated to us informally),
they told us point blank that the
notes won’t be ready until May
“Because this date falls on a Sunday
that means we won’t be getting
the handover notes until May 25th,
just four days before the May 29th
handover date.
“How do they honestly expect us to
peruse thousands of pages of
handover notes, ask pertinent
questions and seek necessary
clarifications within four days?
Because we want a smooth
transition, we asked if we could
meet with some of the ministers
pending the release of the
handover notes, but they said no.
“When one of their members even
suggested that the whole process
be fast-tracked, they did not budge.
“Despite this setback, we decided
not to put the whole issue in the
public domain, until the babbling
Metuh decided to look for trouble,
describing the deliberate
stonewalling by the Jonathan
Administration as cooperation.”
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