The Presidency on Monday said the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, was responsible for President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in forming his cabinet, upon being sworn in to office in 2015.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu claimed that the former president did not present handover notes to Buhari until 48 hours before his departure from power.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, Shehu said, “That President Buhari took 166 days to form a cabinet is absolutely untrue.
“It took him time to form a cabinet because the outgoing administration in 2015 did not cooperate with the transition committee.
“The President was given handover notes 48 hours to the handover of power and for whatever reason, the President at that time determined that two governments would not operate at the same time.”