The handover ceremony will take place at a dinner on Thursday, March 28, 2015 instead of the usual May 29 date.
President Goodluck Jonathan will handover to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari a day earlier than usual, according to reports.
The hand-over ceremony will take place at a dinner on Thursday, March 28, 2015 instead of the usual May 29 date.
This was disclosed on Wednesday, April 15, by Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki after the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.
The minister said:
“By May 28th the president intends to have the formal handing over done at a dinner so that we can reserve the 29th for the incoming. By May 28th we expect to have concluded our governance and we are welcoming incoming government.”
“Also you know May 29th is our democracy day so we have activities lined up all through that week, showcasing all what we have achieved and all other things we do normally on our democracy day except that this year is special with the inauguration of our new president that is coming up on the May 29th.”
Buhari emerged President-elect after defeating Jonathan by over two million votes in the March 28 presidential elections.