The Federal Government has said that the court cases challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, will not stop the transition of power from President Muhammadu Buhari to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima.
The Chairman of the Transition Committee, Boss Mustapha, stated this when he spoke to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, March 28.
“The committee has been active and the refurbishment of offices for the President and Vice-President elect has been completed. The facility at the Defence House is ready. Security personnel of the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Police Force have also been deployed to the President and Vice-President elect. Protocol officers have also been assigned to both the President-elect and Vice-President-elect from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Intelligence Agency. The transition process is on course and all efforts are being made to ensure that it is smooth. On May 29, there would be a peaceful formal transfer of power to the new President.
All litigation, whether resolved or not, will not in any way stop the process. The security committee has the responsibility to ensure that nothing happens to truncate the transition process. Nigerians are very law-abiding people.
Whoever has lost an election, there are provided avenues for those people to make whatever legal inquiry they want to make but the process would continue unabated. We would not create another constitutional crisis. On May 29, the hand-over will take place.”he said