Buhari recants, says FEC saved me from tribunal tension

Buhari recants, says FEC saved me from tribunal tension

Against his earlier position that he was not perturbed by the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, President Muhammadu Buhari recanted that he would have gone into trauma, but the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting which he presided over while the tribunal delivered its judgment on Wednesday. The first FEC meeting of Buhari’s second

Against his earlier position that he was not perturbed by the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, President Muhammadu Buhari recanted that he would have gone into trauma, but the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting which he presided over while the tribunal delivered its judgment on Wednesday.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

The first FEC meeting of Buhari’s second term coincided with the period the tribunal gave its verdict on the petition of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), filed against the president’s victory.

He spoke when governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) visited him at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, Buhari said the cabinet meeting distracted him from activities at the tribunal.

“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,” he said.

“It lasted about the same time with the judgement. 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 ours 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 you 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 must make sure that we really institutionalized the party, so that when we leave the stage the party will continue to lead.”

NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APC, ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE
ALHAJI ARIKU ABUBAKAR, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF PDP

His confession went contrary to the boastful disposition of the National Chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, who had consistently stated up until Friday that neither Buhari nor the APC entertained any fears that the judgment would be won by the President.

Also, a State House statement issued on Wednesday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, had claimed that Buhari was “unperturbed.

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