The Presidency has denied reports claiming President Buhari is unwilling to hand over to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, at the end of his tenure on May 29.
A statement released by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, described as ‘’outrageous and fake” speculations in some quota of the media alleging that the President is not willing to hand over to the President-elec come May 29.
“The Presidency wishes to denounce as outrageous and fake, and condemns the fake news brigade for attributing a false quote to President Muhammadu Buhari and circulating it,. How can you vigorously campaign for somebody, vote for him and then say you won’t hand over to him? This beggars belief.”
Shehu described the premise presented by an online medium as “pretty pathetic” adding that its ownership is “politically partisan in today’s politics, in fact a loser in the presidential election”.
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He alleged that instead of talking about issues, the platform repeatedly sold lies in the hope that people believe them as truth.
“The government is already in transition phase. The Transition Committee, made up of representatives of the outgoing administration and the incoming one is meeting on an almost daily basis planning the handover to the Tinubu/Shettima administration. Thirteen committees as offshoots of the main committee, some, to arrange military drills and pulling out of President Buhari, are either all at work or soon to be. So far, everything is going very well and there is no indication of any hitches.”
Shehu added that the Daura community has begun their preparations to receive their son back after the “successful administration of the country for two terms of eight years,”and that President Buhari is also eager to return home to enjoy his retirement.