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Tambuwal, Buhari, APC govs absent at Council of State meeting

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambawal, was absent at the Council of State meeting held on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Atiku and Buhari
Atiku and Buhari

Following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week, Tambuwal’s security aides have been withdrawn with alleged underground moves to impeach him.

The former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari and all the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors were also absent when the meeting started by 11.35am.

Those at the meeting included former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Shagari, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, and former Head of Interim National Government, Ernest Shonekan.

Also at the meeting are the Senate President, David Mark, former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi, Mohammadu Uwais, National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.

The governors at the meeting when it started are that of Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Niger, Cross Rivers, Kogi, and Ebonyi States.

Katsina Deputy Governor also attended the meeting.

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