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Jonathan, Service Chiefs, Jega In Crucial Security Meeting

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Barely two weeks to the rescheduled general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan, the country’s service Chiefs and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, are in a crucial meeting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At the meeting being presided over by President Jontahan and attended by his Vice, Namadi Sambo, INEC boss, Professor Jega is billed to give update on the state of preparation and readiness of the electoral body, for the forthcoming general elections.

The Service Chiefs are equally expected to do similar briefing on the ongoing war against insurgents and preparation for the elections.

Other participants at the critical meeting include: Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba and Heads of the Department of State Security (DSS) as well as the National Intelligence Agency.

Also participating in the meeting which commenced late Tuesday morning, are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, Chief of Staff to the President, Gen. Jones Arogbofa (retd.), Minister of Police Affairs Mr. Jelili Adesiyan, Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Adoke, Minister of Interior, Mr. Aba Moro, Minister, of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali and National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Meanwhile, Professor Jega came out of the security meeting around past 2pm.

He left in the company of two top officials of the electoral body, without giving details on how his meeting with the Security Council went.

He only responded when asked: “ “I believe it went well.”


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