The APC chieftain also said should the opposition choose to head to the apex court in the land, his party alongside the president are ready to slug it out and defend the mandate given to them by Nigerians.
But responding, the Rivers State governor explained the reason behind his action, saying it was better than deceiving oneself.
In delivering judgement Wednesday, the tribunal struck out the entire petition of the former vice president for failing to prove beyond reasonable doubt why the PDP candidate and his party should be declared winner of the February 23 exercise.
As at press time, the former number two citizen is yet to react to the decision of the tribunal.
Dismissing his petition, the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Garba, who led a five-member panel, said the former vice president failed to show reason why he should be declared winner of the exercise.
Justice Garba is currently reading out other applications filed by the petitioners.
The judgement is currently being read at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Mr Abubakar, popularly known as Atiku, is also seeking to be declared the winner of the election.
The ban came after a former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was assaulted by suspected members of the outlawed group in Germany.
He described his discussion with Buhari as useful while he asked his support for the reactivation and the eventual passage of the South East Development Commission bill in the National Assembly.