The National Council of State (NCS) meeting has kicked off in the Presidential Villa, with members hoping to review the general elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission and won by the All Progressives Congress.
President Goodluck Jonathan is presiding over the meeting, which will be the last for his administration.
The meeting which is holding in the council chambers of the Presidential Villa has in attendance all former Military Heads of State and past Presidents, including Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, who had always shunned the meeting, was one of the first callers after the arrival of Ibrahim Babangida.
Another noticeable figure, who had been habitually absent from the council’s meeting in the past, but is present is, the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi.
The Nigerian Police Council, which will be meeting after the NCS, is expected to also ratify the appointment of the Acting Inspector General (IG) of Police, Solomon Arase, as the substantive IG of the police force if the National Council of State accepts the recommendation from President Goodluck Jonathan.