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Buhari Arrives Daura Country Home For Nigeria’s Presidential Election

It is the first time in 20 years he won’t be participating as a candidate.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in his county home, Daura, Katsina state, in preparation for the presidential poll on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

The President, who was received on Thursday by the Katsina State Governor, Hon Aminu Bello Masari and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, will be casting his vote at a polling unit close to his house in Daura, alongside his wife, Aisha Buhari and other family members.

According to a release issued by presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari, whose helicopter landed at 5:25 pm in Daura, preparatory to the elections, will be participating, not as a candidate as he had done since 2003, but as a voter. 

Knowing the importance of every single vote, the President makes sure that all members of his family, members of the entourage, including security, protocol and other staff are registered to vote in Daura.

Before heading home for the elections, President Buhari had earlier this week actively participated in the campaigns of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presented the flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as his preferred successor, showcasing his record of statesmanship and contributions to economic development and democracy.