General Buhari, IBB, GEJ, other past Nigerian leaders at Council of State meeting

February 5, 2015 3:23 pm

President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan is currently holding the Council of State meeting
with some past presidents and current Governors to deliberate on the
forthcoming general elections. According to reports, one of the issues
to be deliberated upon is the possible postponement of the elections to
give INEC more time to distribute the permanent voters card.

Present at the meet are; former President Shehu Shagari, Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari (retd), Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.),
(retd.), Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Vice
President Namadi Sambo; President of the Senate, David Mark; Speaker,
House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal; Attorney-General of the
Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyin Pius Anyim;
National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, Governors Rotimi Amaechi
(Rivers), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Babatunde Fashola (Lagos), Rochas
Okorocha (Imo), Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun),
Abdulfatahi Ahmed (Kwara), Tanko Almakura (Nasarawa), Adams Oshiomhole
(Edo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) and the deputy
governors of Borno and Yobe States.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the only living Nigerian leader not present at the meeting.

Earlier today, Gov Amaechi who is the DG of the APC Presidential
campaign had taken to his twitter handle to state that he would be
opposing any motion to postpone the elections.
All former Presidents and Heads of State — Shehu Shagari, Yakubu
Gowon, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar and
Interim National Government President Ernest Shonekan — except Chief
Olusegun Obasanjo, were in attendance.

Other participants are Senate President, David Mark, Speaker of the
House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, and former Chief
Justice of the Federation, Justice Musdafa Belgore.

Governors of Anambra, Kogi, Katsina, Kano, Osun, Imo, Sokoto,
Nasarawa, Adamawa, Niger, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Kaduna, Kebbi,
Zamfara, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Cross River, Enugu and Delta states
are also in attendance.

Also present are Govs. of Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Jigawa, Edo, Ekiti,
Gombe, acting governor of Taraba while Abia, Oyo and Borno were
represented by their deputy governors.

The National Security Adviser to , Col.
Sambo Dasuki (rtd), FCT Minister Bala Muhammed and the Minister of
Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke are also
attending.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission,
[INEC], Attahiru Jega, and some of his Commissioners were also seen at
the vicinity of the meeting which started around 11.56 a.m.

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