The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of hindering a smooth transition of power between Jonathan and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC also stated that the Jonathan administration had no plans of cooperating with the incoming government despite its public posturing.
The party made the comments on Thursday, April 30, 2015, via a statement released by National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.
“We are sick and tired of being blackmailed by the Jonathanians. Gen. Buhari won the 28 March Presidential Elections fair and square, having satisfied both constitutional and other statutory requirements.”
“We have no apology for our victory, and the concession of defeat – while it may have increased the political stock of President Jonathan – has by no means diminished the historic and emphatic victory of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.”
“It is either the outgoing Federal Executive Council has something to hide or is bent on sabotaging the incoming government. There can be no other reasons for the misplaced aggression that was exhibited in that ill-intentioned, unprovoked and vitriolic statement from the Jonathan government.”
”Are they now saying that because the President conceded defeat, the incoming administration can no longer ask legitimate questions or seek clarifications that may arise from the handover notes. We will not surrender to any blackmail, subtle or otherwise.”
“We shall ask questions and ask for explanations and clarifications whenever and wherever we deem such necessary. We cannot run a transparently honest government or fight corruption if we are prevented from asking legitimate questions and seeking clarifications from the outgoing government during the transition process. Let the Jonathan Administration not tie our hands behind our back just because he conceded defeat after losing an election.”
The Federal Government had earlier warned Buhari to stop acting like he was already in power and not to mistake Jonathan's magnanimity for cowardice.