The Presidency has told All Progressives Congress (APC) that it cannot prevent President Goodluck Jonathan from performing his constitutional responsibilities. “The machinery of government cannot be put on hold or frozen because the country is in transition,” it said. It also urged the APC to talk less and plan more as the nation moves towards the May 29 handover date.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, in a statement reacting to the alarm raised by the APC that President Jonathan was running the economy aground before handing over, said: “The allegation is immature, reckless and out of tune with the president’s desire and patriotic commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.” He reminded the APC that since the setting up of the transition 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 cautioned the APC to refrain from blackmailing the president over recent Federal Government policies and decisions.