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Handover date remains May 29, says FG

By The Citizen
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The Federal Government said on Wednesday that President Goodluck Jonathan would hand over power to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29 and not May 28 as reported last week.

This was made known in Abuja, through the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

'I have to make a little clarification because some people thought I said May 28 would be the handover date. I never said that.

'I said May 28 will be the last day that we will have our handing over briefs by ministries and parastatals. I said from the 28th of this month to that date has been given to departments and ministries to submit their hand over notes.

'I remember somebody asked if there would be no vacuum if there is handover on May 28 and I replied that there will be no handing over on May 28.

'Handing over and inauguration will hold on May 29. The President is not handing over power on May 28, he is handing over power on May 29.

'The President is still the President until May 29, when Gen. Buhari takes his oath of office and resumes as the President of the Federal Republic,' she said.