The transition committee set up by outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the one inaugurated by incoming President Mohammadu Buhari, Monday, denied the existence of any rift between them.
It will be recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently accused the Presidency of not cooperating with the Ahmed Joda-led Buhari transition committee. This allegation was subsequently denied by the Vice President Namadi Sambo-led Jonathan transition committee.
After a closed door meeting with the Jonathan committee, Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ahmed Joda told newsmen that his group was receiving all needed cooperation with the outgoing government., just as he quashed reports that his committee ever told anybody or group that it was not getting the needed cooperation from the Jonathan committee.
“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,” he declared.
Speaking also after the meeting, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, described the Monday meeting as “fruitful and cordial”, adding that there was no contending issue between the two committees as being speculated in some quarters.
He said: “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.”