Jonathan, Governors’ meeting postponed

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Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

•Jonathan: postpones meeting with the Governors
•Jonathan: postpones meeting with the Governors

The meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the 36 state governors convened to discuss the problems of insecurity, especially the challenge posed by the Boko Haram insurgency, scheduled to hold today has been postponed till tomorrow.

It was gathered this morning that the enlarged security meeting is not on the Presidency’s programme for today.

Presidency sources confirmed that the meeting has been rescheduled for 12 noon tomorrow. No reason was given for the shifting of the meeting but it was gathered that the presidency will explain the reason for the action later today.

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The enlarged security meeting which will also be attended by the nation’s military chiefs is a follow-up to the previous one Jonathan had with the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last Thursday.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors were absent at last Thursday’s meeting because they were not invited, according to Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State who is also the Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum.

However, APC governors said they were absent because they got information from an official of the Presidency that the meeting has been postponed.

APC yesterday announced that it has postponed its state congresses earlier schedule for today till Saturday in order to allow its governors attended the security meeting with the president and the service chiefs today.