President Muhammadu Buhari was in an expectedly great mood at the special Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Friday morning at the Presidential Villa.
While being presented with a congratulatory card on behalf of the civil service by the Head of Service, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, he said, “it seems this card is taller than large.”
He then went on to say that he was pleased that members of FEC felt the need to congratulate him.
Then he added a jocular one: that it was also self congratulations on their part because if he had lost none of the members would return to the cabinet!
And in his typical self- deprecating style he said, “I went round the 36 States, sometimes two States in a day not just so that no State would complain of being left out but also to prove to the other side that I am fit. And their absolute silence since then showed that I succeeded.”
The President, alongside Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had held an open session with the cabinet members earlier today to commemorate the victory at the polls.