Saturday, 14 September 2019

"The verdict of Electoral Petition Tribunal Saved Me From Trauma Says Buhari

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President Mohammadu Buhari yesterday reveals how traumatized he would have been should the verdict of the presidential tribunal judgment did not come in his favour and his party, the All progressive party.

The President gave this hint while playing host to a delegation of State Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State House, Abuja.

The National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole led the delegation.

Apparently elated by the judgment, which affirmed his re-election victory in the February 23 presidential polls, President Buhari said: “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 memo.”
The tribunal judgment came while the President was presiding over the resumed Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the President, if he had lost the case at the tribunal, the impact down the line would have also been of grave tremendous a consequence to many people, especially those within his party.
He said: “On this judgment, 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 judgment.
“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 ours 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. So, thank you very much for sharing the glory with us.” 
The President used the occasion to appreciate the APC governors for finding out time to visit and congratulate him on the victory.
“What I will say to the chairman of the party and governors in return for your congratulating me is to make sure you really institutionalise the party so that when we leave, the party will continue to lead,’’ he said.

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