Former heads of state, governors of All Progressives Congress (APC) and their People’s Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts are presently in a crucial Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa.
Checks indicated that the calls in some quarters for the postponement of the forthcoming general elections will top the agenda of the meeting.
The APC governors in attendance included Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Abdulfatahi Ahmed (Kwara).
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors who also arrived for the meeting are Governor Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Kogi governor, Idris Wada, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Adamawa governor, James Baba Ngilari and Niger governor, Babangida Aliyu.
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega was also at meeting.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, led other service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Sulaiman Abba, to the meeting.
Heads of state present were Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ernest Shonekan, Shehu shagari.
Conspicuously absent was Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.