Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary had claimed that the current administration was refusing to cooperate with the Buhari Transition Committee.
But the head of the Buhari Transition Committee, Ahmed Joda has taken a different turn from those claims as he has come out to deny any rift between the committee and the Federal Government’s Transition Committee, stating that they were getting all necessary cooperation from the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
He made this declaration on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the end of a joint committee meeting presided over by Vice President Nnamadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
While emphasizing that both committees were on the same page, he also dismissed claims that the presidency was not cooperating with his committee to ensure a smooth transition.
He said: “Our committee has never said to anybody that there is no cooperation, we have never said that and we are waiting for the reports, until when they come.”
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, also described the meeting as “fruitful and cordial.” He said that there is no contending issue between the two committees as being speculated in some quarters.
“The meeting was very, very fruitful; it was very cordial. There is certainly no (contending) issue, we are flowing and we have clearer understanding of the working of the two committees,” he said.