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Breaking: Trouble In The Presidency, Jonathan Rejects Buahri’s C’ttee’s Terms Of Reference

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by Musa Abdullahi

President Goodluck Jonathan has warned the president-elect, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, against running a parallel.

National Planning Minister Abubakar Sulaiman disclosed this to State House journalists after today’s the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

The minister said the FEC faulted some of the terms of reference of Buhari’s transition committee asking the incoming administration to do away with anything that could portray it as planning a parallel government.

DailyTrust reports that when asked to specify those ‘contentious’ reference terms, Sulaiman challenged the journalists to go and investigate.

The minister said the council also warned that Jonathan’s magnanimity should not be misconstrued as cowardice.

According to him, Jonathan remains the president till May 29 when Buhari will formally be sworn in.

Sulaiman also disclosed that the president enjoined ministers to come up with projects that needed to be commissioned.

He put the work progress of the federal government’s transition committee at 80 percent, saying most of the departments and agencies had submitted their handover notes.

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