Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Later Rain Assembly has said he was not aware of any appointment to head the Transition Committee of the President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari as reported by some newspapers on Monday.
Bakare ran as vice presidential candidate to Buhari in 2011 under the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
He denied the transition committee appointment through his spokesperson Mr Yinka Odumakin.
“This is news to Pastor Bakare also. He read it in This Day Newspaper as others did this morning,” Odumakin said.
He added that “mischief makers are at work as usual.”
The spokesperson of the Buhari campaign office Malam Garba Shehu also said he wasn’t aware of Bakare’s appointment when Daily Trust contacted him on Monday.
In an interview in Daura, Buhari said the transition committee when put in place would comprise of patriotic and knowledgeable Nigerians.
The president-elect said the committee won’t be too big and will contain more technocrats than politicians.