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I almost had trauma when election tribunal was deciding my fate”

President Muhammadu Buhari has confessed that it took the grace of God and the distraction of the first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of his second term, to keep his emotions in check as the election petition tribunal reeled out judgment on the case brought before it by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku and the PDP had submitted that Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win the February 23, 2019 election and that the vote was massively rigged in favour of the incumbent president. 

The PDP had also sued that Buhari wasn’t qualified to contest the election in the first instance because he possessed no valid secondary school certificate, and that the results of the election transmitted to a server maintained by the electoral commission was remarkably different from the official vote count. 
However, in a unanimous decision read by presiding judge, Mohammed Garba, the tribunal struck out all of Atiku’s sprayers and dismissed the petitioner’s case in its entirety.
The judgment of the election tribunal lasted 9hours on Wednesday, September 11, 2019; coinciding with a weekly meeting of cabinet members often presided by the nation’s Commander-in-Chief.
Buhari says he was actually disturbed
After the judgment which affirmed his victory at the polls, Buhari had said he was not perturbed while the ruling lasted.
A good conscience fears no evil report. I was unperturbed all along, because I knew Nigerians freely gave us the mandate. We are now vindicated,” Buhari had said through his media aide Femi Adesina.
However, when governors of the APC paid him a visit at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, September 13, Buhari said the cabinet meeting was a welcome distraction for him on the day. The president confessed that he could have been traumatized otherwise. 
“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,” Buhari was reported as saying by TheCable. 
“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 memo.
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