Following claims from the Presidency that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), were overreaching themselves and trying to form a parallel government before the handover date, the APC has accused the President Goodluck Jonathan administration of being paranoid and plotting to hinder a smooth handover of power on May 29.
The party said this through a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday in which the National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the aggression and accusations against the incoming Buhari administration was the unwarranted hostility on the part of the Jonathan government.
On Wednesday, the Federal Government had said the Transition Committee of the incoming government was making impossible demands and acting like a parallel government.
The Presidency also insisted that the Jonathan administration was still in control until the handover on May 29.
The APC statement said, ”In case the Federal Executive Council has forgotten, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress was declared the winner of the March 28 Presidential Election by INEC.
“Muhammadu Buhari is, therefore, today the President-elect and the All Progressives Congress the incoming government. It is, therefore, illogical to accuse the President-elect and the incoming government of setting up a parallel government.
”It is either the outgoing Federal Executive Council has something to hide or is bent on sabotaging the incoming government. There can be no other reasons for the misplaced aggression that was exhibited in that ill-intentioned, unprovoked and vitriolic statement from the Jonathan government.”