OBASANJO ABSENT AS BUHARI MEETS EX-PRESIDENTS

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with past presidents in the Council of State’s meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Past president at the ongoing meeting include, ex-Presidents Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalami Abubakar,and Goodluck Jonathan.

However, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was noticeably absent.

The meeting is holding virtually.

The meeting, which started at 11 am, also has the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, physically present.

The Council of State comprises of the President, who is the Chairman; the Vice-President, who is the Deputy Chairman; all former Presidents of the Federation and all former Heads of the Government of the Federation; all former Chief Justices of Nigeria; the President of the Senate; the Speaker of the House of Representatives; all the Governors of the states of the Federation; and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

Also present is former Chief Justice of the Federation, CJN, Walter Onnoghen and the current CJN, Mahmood Mohammed.

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