Nigeria Election: Buhari Speaks On Being Under Tension Before Victory Over Atiku

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:24 pm

The presidency on Saturday reacted to what it called a twisted story with malicious intent published with the front page headline, “Tribunal: Buhari retracts, confesses he was under tension.”

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, fired back in a statement on Saturday.

It said the news story was derived from what the President said when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, who had come to felicitate with him at State House, Abuja on Friday.

Referring specifically to the judgment day by the tribunal, which coincided with the maiden meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), President Buhari had said: “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 judgment. 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.”