President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday admitted to being shaken while the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivered its judgment on Wednesday.
The President said he used the cover of the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which was going on at the time of tribunal’s sitting, to absorb the pressure.
He spoke in Abuja while receiving All Progressives Congress state governors at the Presidential Villa on Friday.
The governors came to congratulate him on his victory at the tribunal.
The President admitted that he didn’t really know how the judgment would have turned, adding that “I would have been traumatised” had the judgment gone in favour of the opposition.
“I think I would have gone into trauma or something”, he said.
Buhari’s confession is different from a State House statement earlier issued on Wednesday, claiming that he was “unperturbed”.
The governors were led by the Chairman of the APC Progressives Governors, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
The governors, who were meeting the president for the first time since the Wednesday Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment which upheld the election of President Buhari, may use the opportunity to congratulate him.
Others attending the meeting include the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.