Reports have emerged that President Goodluck Jonathan is allegedly stopping the Peoples Democratic Party from contesting the result of the presidential election won by Muhammadu Buhari, however, he is said to be trying to raise a Transition Committee as at on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that the PDP vowed to challenge the results of the polls in court according to the legal procedure.
According to The Nation report with reference to its source, Mr Jonathan, instead of planning a case for the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, He was only caught raising a Transition Committee.
Yemi Osinbajo, it was reported is likely to head the APC team which will join the committee ahead of the May 29 transition.
It was also learnt that Ministers have started preparing their handover notes.
It was gathered that although some PDP stalwarts wanted Buhari’s victory challenged at the tribunal, the President thought otherwise.
However, the President, stood his ground that he would rather stand by his statesmanship attitude than going to tribunal.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “The President has prevailed on PDP to drop plans to go to tribunal against Buhari. He said he wants his word to be his bond, having been applauded by the international community.
“At a point, Jonathan said ‘I don’t believe in post-election petition at tribunal because it distracts the incoming administration’.
“He also said Nigeria must emulate other nations where once the presidential poll is lost and won, the new government must not be distracted with election petitions.
“He told party leaders that he was not interested in going to the tribunal. It is now left for PDP leaders to heed his advice.
“So as at Thursday, the government’s position is that the PDP should not go to tribunal.”
The transition committee is likely to be constituted next week.