‘You’re not in office yet,’ FG warns President-elect

The FG also warned Buhari against unguarded utterances and actions which made it seem like Jonathan’s government as being marched out.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has warned President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to stop acting like he’s running a parallel government while President Goodluck Jonathan is still in office.

The comments were made on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, by the Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

“The incoming government should avoid creating a parallel government while the government is still on. We take exception to some utterances and some of the terms of reference that look as if the current government is being stampeded or intimidated,” Sulaiman said.

“When the incoming government takes over government, they can come out with their programmes; they can come out with their own agenda and they can decide to come out with policies in the way they feel like,” he added.

Sulaiman also said that Jonathan’s “magnanimity should not be taken as a sign of cowardice.”

Jonathan is said to hand-over to Buhari on Friday, May 29, 2015.


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