Taking a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his insinuation that the Federal Government was planning on installing an Interim National Government, President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, February 22, 2015 said such utterances amounted to treason.
He posited thus while speaking at the first 2015 plenary session of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), in Abuja, asserting that the rescheduled elections will hold on March 28 and April 11, 2015.
He said: “Interim government is not known to the Nigerian constitution. I don’t have powers to redefine our constitution. There is no way Goodluck Jonathan, who was elected by the people with a clear mandate, will now go and head an interim government without a mandate.
The only interim government that anybody can contemplate is a military government which, of course, will not be accepted. ECOWAS will not accept it, that is why we forced Burkina Faso to take the decision they took; AU will not accept it, the UN will not accept it and Nigerians will not in this present generation accept it. So any insinuation about interim government is treasonable and people should not talk about it. Elections will be conducted as scheduled by INEC.”