The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said the ongoing court proceedings regarding the 2023 election would not stop the hand-over of President Muhammadu Buhari to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Mustapha, also the Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council, gave this assurance this on Tuesday when he spoke to journalists on the updates of the transitional process.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is not spending a day extra after the 29 of May to hand over power to whoever has been declared by the INEC.
“The transition process is on course and all efforts are being made to ensure that it is smooth and on May 29, there would be peaceful formal transfer of power to the new president-elect,” Mustapha said.
He added: “It is a constitutional matter and whether all the litigations concerning the election petitions are resolved or not, it will not in anyway stop the formal transfer of power on May 29.
“The court processes will continue and we are doing everything to ensure that the transition process is not truncated. Federal Government has issued a statement to that effect.”
This newspaper reports that the candidates of the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar respectively, have cases at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), Abuja, challenging the emergence of Tinubu as president-elect.