Why do you need to transfer ownership? De-list the broken plugin so it doesn't show up for new users anymore and put in a replacement with a different name, or put the options into the core nodebb functionality (which is honestly where this kind of thing should be). this is negatively impacting first-use impressions for me.
Edit: Also the readme is incorrect on the repo you linked. It's still stating to npm install from your personal repository not the nodebb one.