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Obasanjo, Buhari face to face at Council of State meeting

JUST IN: Obasanjo, Buhari face to face at Council of State meeting

Amidst attacks at each other, President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo are meeting face to face at the Council of State meeting in Abuja.

The meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also had in attendance, former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

General Ibrahim Babangida and General Yakubu Gowon were not at the meeting.

While Obasanjo said the Christian prayers before the meeting went behind closed-doors, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Uwais, said the Muslim prayers.

The Council of State comprises the President, Vice-President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, former presidents and heads of State, Chief Justices of Nigeria and the State Governors, among others.

State governors at the meeting when this report was filed in for publication were those of Osun, Kebbi, Zamfara, Plateau, Ebonyi, Adamawa, Edo, Lagos, Niger, Borno, Ogun, Ekiti and Kogi states.

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It is believed the meeting will look at troubling issues like the new minimum wage and the February general elections.

The meeting is coming on the heels of Obasanjo’s criticism of Buhari and allegations that the President wants to rig the presidential elections.

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