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Goodluck Jonathan President to hand over to Buhari on May 29

The clarification was made on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki.

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President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over office to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015, and not on the 28 as earlier reported.

The clarification was made on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki.

Ms Akwashiki stated that the official handover ceremony would still take place on the 29 while May 28th had been reserved for the inaugural dinner.

“28th May is not the date for handover. 29th May is for handover and Democracy Day,” the minister said at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Jonathan.

“The President is still the President till 29th May till when the President-elect will take over. 28th May is just for inaugural dinner,” she added.

The minister was previously quoted as saying that Jonathan would hand over at a dinner on the 28 due to the Democracy Day activities slated for the 29.

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