Ex-President Jonathan steals the show at first Council of State meeting

FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ATTENDS THE COUNCIL OF STATE MEETING AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA

Former President Goodluck Jonathan attracted the most attention Wednesday as he attended his first Council of State meeting as a former president.

The council, which comprises all former presidents and heads of states, as well as vice president, governors, Senate president and House of Representative speaker, is currently meeting.

President Muhammadu Buhari is chairing the meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Former heads of state, Abdusalami Abubakar, and Ernest Shonekan, are also in attendance.

But Mr. Jonathan stole the show as journalists and photographers turned their attention on him. This is the first time Mr. Jonathan is attending the Council of State meeting since he left power in 2015. He did not attend October’s meeting.

FROM LEFT:  Former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernerst Shionekan;  Former Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubarka; Former President Goodluck Jonathan; Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Lawal Uwais; Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alpha Belgore and Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi during  Council of State Meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday (7/9/16) Photo by CAPTUREWELL IMAGE
FROM LEFT: Former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernerst Shionekan; Former Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubarka; Former President Goodluck Jonathan; Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Lawal Uwais; Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alpha Belgore and Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi during Council of State Meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday (7/9/16)
Photo by CAPTUREWELL IMAGE

Wednesday’s meeting is expected to ratify the appointment of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The Council is also expected to consider possible nominees for the positions of National and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC currently has six national commissioners out of 12, while 21 out of 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners are yet to be appointed.

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