Buhari Predicts Winner, Reveals Why He Cast Vote For Tinubu, Binani, Others
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Daura, Katsina State, displayed his ballot paper, with a thumbprint for the All Progressives Congress) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu after he cast his ballot in Saturday’s general polls.
Buhari made the gesture by saying after campaigning for the political leader in many parts of the country, he has reaffirmed his preferred successor.
He cast his vote alongside his wife, Mrs. Ais. ha Buhari, and other family members, at Ward A, Sarkin Yara Polling Unit, 003, while he affirmed that it was a pity that only one female emerged as gubethe senatorial candidate of the APC, Aisha Ahmed Binani, urging support for the candidate.
The President assured that he had always supported the candidature of Asiwaju Tinubu, and the show of his ballot paper to the media and the public further shows his commitment to the party and the national leader.
“I am very impressed because I have seen how the people turned up. I am very impressed and very happy. Well, the candidate I voted for has already mentioned to him any states in Nasarawa, Katsina, and, Sokoto.
“All over the places I mentioned my favorite candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu, and I believe my constituency will elect him 100 percent,’’ he said.
President Buhari, therefore, advised Nigerians to ensure that their rights to vote were always respected.
“Nigerians should make sure that they are respected; that means that the candidate they want to vote for they are allowed to vote for him.
“It is a pity there is only one female candidate from Adamawa State so the electorate should kindly follow our party,’’ he added.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu reported that Buhari when asked how he felt that it was the first time since 2003 that he was not on the ballot paper, said, “it is very exciting. I look at those that are competing and some of them are so agitated and they didn’t know that I tried three times and ended up in the Supreme Court three times.
“The fourth time I said ‘God dey’ and God sent technology, Permanent Voters Card, so no fraudulent person can claim anything,’’ he stated.
According to the President, “APC will win, from Daura to Lagos.’’