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FG plotting to sabotage handover, APC alleges

The All Progressives Congress on Thursday accused the Goodluck Jonathan administration of plotting to hinder a smooth handover of power on May 29.

It alleged   that it was becoming apparent that the outgoing government would not fully cooperate with the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari, despite its public posturing in that regard.

The party, in a statement   by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, described as an act of hostility, the “unnecessary vituperation against the incoming Buhari administration by the Jonathan government.”

It said the “unnecessary vituperation’’ was   not just because of the terms of reference of the Buhari transition committee, but a part of an orchestrated plot to sabotage the incoming government.

The APC therefore rejected what it referred to as the continued blackmail by the government and wondered whether the concession of defeat by the President to Buhari had now become a shield for all its wrongdoings.

It said, “We are sick and tired of being blackmailed by the Jonathanians. Gen. Buhari won the March 28 presidential election 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. Buhari and the APC.”

THE PUNCH

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