May 29: No Room For Interim Government; Buhari Must Handover To Tinubu – Bishop Ajakaye declares 

– urges incoming administration to promote inclusive government

The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Ajakaye has tasked the incoming administration of Ahmed Bola Tinubu to  imbibe and promote politics of engagement,if its “Renewed Hope” mantra would be meaningful.

The clergy  also cautioned certain elements  calling for Interim Government ‘ ahead of the hanging over date ,stressing  that there was no basis for such.

Speaking during  his homily at the 57th World Communications Day, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, while speaking on Pope Francis theme: Speaking with the heart, “The truth in love”, Bishop warned against creating an atmosphere confusion or constitutional crisis .
Bishop Ajakaye said the May 29th handover date remains sacrosanct adding that President Muhammadu Buhari, must handover to the President -elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and leave office for another elected President according to the constitution.
“I encourage the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to promote politics of engagement, not politics of intimidation, if his renewed hope has to be meaningful and positive than outgoing President Buhari’s ‘Change’. A new us is possible in Nigeria “.
“President Buhari will end his two-term of right years on the said day and there must never be a vacuum. Why the call for the suspension of the inauguration of the President-Elect until the determination of the court?”

“A New Us Is Possible In Nigeria”, saying until we fashion out a lawful way or lawful ways of addressing legion of electoral matters before the stipulated date of 29 May of any electoral year.

“All those inaugurated on the day and their elections are subsequently nullified by the court, up to the Supreme Court, such people must refund their salaries and other emoluments within the period they held forth illegally. Not only that, such people are not to be addressed as former this, former that, because the courts have ruled against them.”

The Catholic Bishop said there is need to continue to emphasize internal democracy in all the political parties for real democracy to be an avenue of good governance in Nigeria.

Ajakaye called on journalists, communicators to build the society positively rather than abuse them and not be anxious to break news and to shun arm-chair journalism.

” As communicators, let communicate heart to heart and we should be teachers and students in our communication

“Pope Francis message is communicating cordially, communicating heart to heart: In order to speak well, it is enough to love well, promoting a language of peace, among others.”

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