‘I Would Have Gone Into Trauma If Not For FEC Meeting That Coincided With Tribunal’s Ruling’ – Buhari

President Buhari of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he was not traumatized during the delivering Presidential Election Petition Tribunal judgment on Wednesday.

The judgement was delivered in favour of President Buhari as the winner of the February 2019 election and against the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking while receiving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aso Rock, the President said that he was not traumatized as he was presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting throughout the duration of the judgement at the Court of Appeal.

He said “On this judgement, again it was a fabulous coincidence that it came almost the same time the first Federal Executive Council meeting of this government was taking place. It lasted about the same time with the judgement.

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“I thank God for that because I think would have gone into trauma or something. So I was busy trying to concentrate on the memo. The first memo was on the budget and it took more than five hours. So, while you were doing your thing for nine hours, we were doing our for about seven hours here.

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“It is a very interesting coincidence and I thank God for it because I would have been in trauma or something of that sort.

So thank very much for sharing the glory with us. What I will say to your congratulations the chairman of the party and the governors is that we make sure that we really institutionalized the party, so that when we leave the stage the party will continue to lead.” he said

Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu said they were in the Villa to congratulate the President over the judgement.

He said: “We are here to celebrate your victory and that of our party at the tribunal. I say big congrats to you.

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“We don’t know how it happened, but it was televised live for Nigerians to see for transparency. It silenced all doubts. We never doubted your positions and now the law has affirmed it too.

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“It was noteworthy that you were not even distracted as you chaired the FEC on day of judgement.”

He commended Buhari’s Social investments programmes on rail, infrastructure, social investment all taking place under his administration

On his part, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole said,” On behalf of the National Working Committee congratulate you on the outcome of the judgement that was delivered two days ago (Wednesday) at the Court of Appeal.

“We never had doubts that you won your votes. All the issues raised by our opponents were trashed out one after the other by the Justices that sat on the panel.

“But of particular interest to us Mr. President as members of the Progressive family is that we are all aware that the only asset Mr. President has invested and continues to invest in your political journey and your political project is your integrity.”

He pointed out that the PDP has no one in their midst that has the image and integrity of President Buhari.

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The Governors at the Villa were Simon Lalong of Plateau State who also is Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Mohammed Inuwa of Gombe, Abdulrazak Abdulrahman of Kwara State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, among others.

Also at the meeting were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

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