President Muhammadu Buhari addressing Nigerians Thursday morning

Sultan sends signals to Obi, Atiku, other anti-inauguration campaigners

Sultan sends signals to Obi, Atiku, other anti-inauguration campaigners

●  Declares Buhari will handover power;
●  Says Tinubu will be sworn on May 29;
●   Insists event will take place whether some  people like it or not;
●  In Rivers, Transition Committee lays out plans for inauguration day

By PHC Telegraph

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has reacted to claims by some persons that the inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next president of Nigeria is not likely to take place on May 29.

This is as preparations for the swearing of the Governor-elect, Sir Siminialayi Fubara and his Deputy, Professor Ngozi Odu get into top gear in the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt.

Anti-inauguration campaigners across the country who have been pushing through popular media outlets, including the social media, for the cancellation of the event have stepped up efforts urging the system to abort the swearing in ceremony, pending the determination of cases in court.

Recall that the same class of Nigerians, unwilling to accept the outcome of the elections, had earlier mooted the idea of an interim government which failed to fly.

But the religious head of all Moslems in Nigeria and leader of the Sokoto Caliphate
asked Muslim clerics and traditional rulers to  pray for the success of the incoming administration when he addressed them on Wednesday.

Alhaji Abubakar said it was clear that President Muhammadu Buhari would hand over power to an incoming government led by the President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29.

The eminent traditional ruler revered in most parts of the country noted with an air of finality that the installation of Tinubu would happen whether some people like it or not.

Across the nation, preparations are ongoing as inauguration day draws close and transition committees work round the clock to ensure everything is in place.

In Rivers State where Sir Siminalayi Fubara will be sworn in as Governor Nyesom Wike’s successor, a press conference heralding the commencement of activities  held at the conference room of the Ministry of Justice in Port Harcourt.

The State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Chris Finebone unveiled a programme of action marking the event.

As part of the build up to the inauguration ceremony, a number of road projects have been earmarked for commissioning.

They include the Rumuesera intetnal roads, the Akpabu-Odido Road, Elekahia internal roads and Okochiri internal roads.

Governor Nyesom Wike had assured Rivers people that his administration would commission projects until its last day in office.

On Saturday, the outgoing governor will take time off to accompany the incoming president to Kaduna for a book launch.

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