Buhari, Babangida others attend Council of State meeting, Obasanjo absent

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja presided over the Council of State meeting, where national issues bordering on the nation’s security and the forthcoming general elections were expected to be deliberated upon.

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 President Goodluck Jonathan, 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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  • Frank Bassey

    If the meeting can be held without OBJ, it means, like OBJ question papers in exams, the main paper is more important.

  • Otile

    Where is Beelzebub? Let him send Imam Abu Shekau to the gathering of these dogs and murderers to rid Nigeria of these corrupt idiots.

    • Wähala

      Baztard, I heard you’ve been using my name to post pro-jona gibberish, when will you grow out of stupidity? People recognized your folly because of your inferior grammar. Mordafcuker, better ask Reno to whisper into Dumbo’s drunk ears that I need my share of his wealth to endorse him… then, wait eternity for it. Chump. Next I catch you hiding hebind my iconic name, I will really stick it to your dirty mommy back hole. Aschloch!

      • Otile

        Omọ àle. Why would I use your fake name for anything? If I want to engage you I will
        confront you tête-à-tête. Who are you that I should care what you are
        smoking. You are a yeye Yoruba man faking Igbo using all kinds of ohun
        ìtìjú to insult decent people on this blog. Go to hell ẹranko

  • Investigator


    • PROF

      Buhari has no certificate only statement of result 🙂

      • Nife

        Gej has no doctorate degree, there is no thesis or his claimed write ups on the SCH system so all guilty if that is the case

        • petersen

          Gej dont need doctorate degree for the election.

    • Gaskiya

      Are u angry that your plans have crumbled?????

  • Ay Pointblank

    Yes, it’s good everybody is at the meeting. Let’s wait and see the bastard who will raise motion for postponement of the election!

    • Garba S

      It is shameful and wrong to use such language. You should have attended the meeting to raise your objection if there was anything like that was raised.

  • ApesinJesu Adeniyi Joseph

    Even if the election is postponed to eternity, not everyone will have the pvc so then why are they considering shift on the election day/date?

  • fresh15

    It is noteworthy that Jonathan’s administration has always sought the opinion of other elites on critical issues.This is a mark of good leadership and should be encouraged.We don’t need anachronistic and dictatorial government of Buhari in this 21st century.Re-elect Jonathan for a better Nigeria.