Buhari won’t spend extra day in office- Boss Mustapha
Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says President Muhammadu Buhari will not spend an extra day in office.
Following the conclusion of the presidential election in February, Buhari is expected to hand over power to Bola Tinubu, president-elect, on May 29.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Transition Council, said efforts are being put in place to ensure that the transition process is not truncated.
“It is a constitutional matter and whether all the litigations concerning the election petitions are resolved or not, it will not in any way stop the formal transfer of power on May 29,” NAN quoted the SGF as saying.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is not spending a day extra after May 29 to hand over power to whoever has been declared by INEC.
“The court processes will continue and we are doing everything to ensure that the transition process is not truncated; the federal government has issued a statement to that effect.
“The transition process is on course and all efforts are being made to ensure that it is smooth and on May 29, there will be a peaceful, formal transfer of power to the new president-elect.”
On Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential aide, said Buhari will hand over to Tinubu as he is eager to return home to enjoy his retirement.