Jonathan Meets Jega, Security Chiefs In Decisive Meeting

President Goodluck Jonathan is locked in a decisive meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Attahiru Jega and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Jega who said he would not resign in an interview yesterday is expected to brief the meeting of the Security Council on the latest in the commission’s preparation for the forthcoming general elections, the Punch Newspaper reported.

Security chiefs are also expected to brief the meeting on the success so far recorded in their anti-terrorism war and preparations for the elections also.

According to Punch, the meeting which started past 11 has in attendance Vice President Namadi Sambo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim; Chief of Staff to the President, Gen. Jones Arogbofa (retd.); National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki; Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Adoke (SAN); Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; Minister of Interior, Mr. Aba Moro; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali.

Others in attendance are 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; Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba; as well as the heads of the Department of State Security and the National Intelligence Agency.

A definite pronouncement on the forthcoming elections is expected at the end of the meeting.

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