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Obasanjo, Jonathan, Saraki, in Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presided over the meeting of the National Council of States with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some past Heads of State, Senate President Bukola Saraki, 36 State Governors and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in attendance.
The meeting is also being attended by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and the former Head of the Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
Others attending the meeting are three former Chief Justices of Nigeria, namely; Muhammadu Uwais, Alfa Belgore and Mahmud Mohammed.
Former military President Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Yakubu Gowon were however absent at the meeting which started at about 11.05a.m.
Former president Obasanjo, who released a letter on Sunday, alleging plans by Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2019 general elections, was asked by President Buhari to offer the opening prayer for the meeting.
Deliberations will be held on national issues, including the forthcoming general elections and possible endorsement of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

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