“I would have gone into trauma” – Buhari says about Presidential Tribunal judgement

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday revealed that he was under tension on Wednesday when the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal led by Justice Garba Mohammed was delivering its judgement on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s petition against his election.

Buhari noted that he used the Federal Executive Council meeting which he presided over on Wednesday during the ruling at the PEPT to absorb the tension he was under.

The President met with his newly appointed ministers for the first time at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, particularly the same time the ruling at the Appeal Court was ongoing.

“On this judgement, again it was a fabulous coincidence that it came almost the same time the first FEC meeting of this government was taking place.

“It lasted about the same time with the judgement. I thank God for that because I think I would have gone into trauma or something. So, I was busy trying to concentrate on the memos. The first memo was on the budget and it took more than five hours. So, while you were doing your thing (referring to the PEPT judgement) for nine hours, we were doing ours (referring to the FEC meeting) for about seven hours here. It is a very interesting coincidence and I thank God for it because I would have been in trauma or something of that sort,” the president told APC governors who visited him at the Villa.



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