his response to the verdict, the president had said: “I was unperturbed
all along, because I knew Nigerians freely gave us the mandate. We are
“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
“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
“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.”