Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared that former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were not mentally prepared for the defeat they suffered in the last general elections, reports Vanguard.
He explained that this lack of mental preparedness was made manifest in the failure of the Jonathan government to put in place the necessary structures for transition, stressing that this nearly led to a national crisis.
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Buhari spoke through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a keynote address delivered at an event on Strengthening Nigeria’s Transition Framework for Democratic Consolidation organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
He said the experience in the last transition process was unique despite the fact that the country has held many general elections and transitioned from one government to another.
He stated that the last election heralded the first real transition in the history of the country, being the first time that an opposition party will sweep the ruling party out of power
Also speaking at the event, Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Lalung, said the transition committee set up by Buhari was offered only N20m which was turned down because it was inadequate to take care of its expenses.
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- News 24