[NIGERIA] REVEALED! Why Ex-President Buhari, APC Governors, Tambuwal Boycotted Council Of State Meeting

All state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday boycotted a meeting of the Council of State, convened by President Goodluck Jonathan.

As at the time the meeting started at 11.30am inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, only the Peoples Democratic Party governors were in attendance. However, the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who was the only APC governor at the meeting, came at exactly 2pm.

Also conspicuously absent at the meeting were a former Head of State and a presidential aspirant of the APC, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and the embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former President Sheu Shagari; former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.); former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; and the President of the Senate, David Mark, are however in attendance.
The meeting was called, among other reasons, to review the deteriorating security situation in some parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the Police Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Mr. Suleiman Abba, as the substantive Inspector-General of Police.
Jonathan had in August named Abba the acting IGP, following the retirement of his predecessor, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar.
His confirmation was announced by Oshiomhole at the end of the council’s meeting, presided over by President Jonathan.
Oshiomhole was joined at the briefing by Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State.

He said the council reviewed Abba’s curriculum vitae and his level of competence by those who had worked with him at one time or the order.
“The council was unanimous that the police boss be confirmed as a substantive IG and the President was accordingly advised and the President accepted the advice and appointedý Mallam Abba as the substantive IG of Police,” he said.

Oshiomhole said the council also noted that the police alone could not secure lives and properties, hence they needed the cooperation and collaboration of every Nigerian.
He added that governments at all levels agreed to do whatever they could to support the police in the task of protecting lives and properties.

Source: The Punch
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