- The Council of State said it is unaware of any threat to the forthcoming election
- The Counil made the statement after the federal government alleged that opposition are plotting violence to truncate election
The National Council of State (NCS) on Monday, January 22, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has said it was not aware of any threat to the forthcoming general elections as claimed by the federal government.
The NCS spoke up after the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, claimed at a world press conference in Abuja, that the opposition parties are plotting widespread violence across Nigeria in order to truncate the forthcoming general elections.
The NCS comprises of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as vice chairman, all state governors, all former heads of states and presidents, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), all former Chief Justices of Nigeria (CJN), president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Council said nothing of such was discussed in the meeting recently held, New Telegraph reports.
The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, said: “Seriously, there was no discussion on that. I am not too sure that we have that fact.
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“What we received was a briefing by INEC on how prepared they are for the election. So, their level of preparedness, that was what we listened to . There is no way INEC will come and tell us that they have information on what opposition is doing or what opposition is not doing, but what INEC is doing is what was received and there was no discussion about that."
Legit.ng earlier reported that the National Council of State (NCS) on Tuesday, January 22, approved the sum of N27,000 as the minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.
The NCS was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and attended by Nigerian leaders including Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
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