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Transition: Stop blackmailing Jonathan – Presidency warns APC

By The Citizen
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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.