President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Katsina state to participate in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
Zebra News reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the President, his wife, Aisha, and some of his aides landed at Umar Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, about 3.25p.m.
The President was received at the airport by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, members of the National Assembly from Katsina State, heads of Federal Government agencies in the state and other government functionaries.
The President left the airport in a presidential helicopter for his hometown, Daura at about 3.50p.m.
While in Daura, Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s elections, is expected to join other eligible voters at Kofar Baru 003 polling unit, Sarkin Yara Ward, Daura, Katsina State, to cast his vote.
Buhari, on February 14, rounded off his nationwide campaign in Katsina and later proceeded to Daura for the February 16 presidential and National Assembly elections before it was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to February 23.
He then travelled back to Abuja – the seat of power.
The governorship, House of Assembly, and Federal Capital Territory Area Council elections were also shifted from March 2 to March 9.
Earlier, on Friday morning, Buhari addressed the nation in a televised broadcast.
In his address, Buhari stressed the importance of elections and also called on Nigerians to show faith in INEC to deliver the free and fair election it promised, despite the disappointing postponement of the polls by a week.
He says, “I believe INEC realises the profound and weighty duty that rests upon it.
“We must cast aside doubt and have faith that INEC will rise to the occasion. We must believe and encourage INEC to fulfil and honour this responsibility it owes to our country.
“As your President, I hereby ask all Nigerians with voting cards to participate in defining the future of our nation by exercising your democratic rights tomorrow. I urge you to go out and vote.”