By Mohammad Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on political affairs, Rufai Ahmed Alkali has responded to the alarm raised by All Progressives Congress (APC) that President Jonathan is running the economy beached before handing over.
He described the allegation as immature, reckless and out of tune with the President’s desire and patriotic commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.
Alkali therefore advised APC to talk less and plan more as Nigeria moves towards the handover date.
According to him, governance is a serious business.
” Their allegation is immature, reckless and out of tune with the President’s desire and patriotic commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.
“Nigerians will recall that shortly after the results of the Presidential elections were announced, President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated a high powered transition committee to plan and organize a hitch free transition programme for the inauguration of the incoming administration.
“Surprisingly, it took the APC more than three weeks to wake up to its responsibility to constitute its own transition committee.
“How then can they turn round to accuse the government of frustrating the transition programme?
“Since the setting up of the committee, the President and the entire machinery of the Federal Government have been put on the transition mode and all government officers have been giving maximum cooperation to the incoming transition committee.” He said.
He stated that President Jonathan remains in office up to the 29th of May 2015 when he formally hands over to the incoming President according to the Constitution.