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Obasanjo, Gowon joins Buhari at Council of State meeting, as Jonathan IBB, Shagari, Shonekon shuns the meeting

By Ovasa Ogaga,

Three former Heads of States and four chief justices are attending the meeting of Council of States in Abuja on Thursday, however four former Presidents, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Badamasi Babagida, Shehu Shagari and Earnest Shonekon were conspicuously absent at the meeting.

Buhar, Abdulsalami Abubakar and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. during council of state meeting

The meeting, summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari, was also attended by his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and former Heads of State, retired Generals Yakubu Gawon, Abdulsalami Abubakar and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The four former chief Justices of Nigeria who also attended the meeting are Justice Muhammad Uwais; Idris Kutigi; Mariam Alooma and Justice Alfa Belgore.

The meeting which started at 11.00 a.m was also attended by Senate President Bukola Saraki and state governors.

The meeting of the Council of State will deliberate on key national issues including appointment of National Commissioners for the nation’s Independent National Electoral Commission.

NAN reports that minute silence was observed in memory of late former Chief Justice Dahiru Mustapher, who died recently.


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