Buhari: How I Used FEC Meeting to Deflect Tension During Tribunal Verdict


  • I thank God for it because I would have been in trauma or something of that sort

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday provided him an opportunity to deflect the tension generated on that same day by the judgement delivered at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar had challenged Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 presidential poll.

President Buhari, who stated this while receiving the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in the State House, Abuja, said he would have “gone into trauma” if he had  watched the judgment of the Election Petitions’ Tribunal and was thankful that his re-election was upheld.

The tribunal had in a judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Garba, dismissed the petitions of Atiku.

The president emphasised that it would have been…

Source: Thisday Newspaper