President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, voted in Daura, Katsina State in the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The wife, Aisha, voted before the president at 8.06 a.m., while the president voted at 8.10 a.m. at the Kofar Baru, Sarkin Yara “A” ward in Daura.
After voting, the president expressed satisfaction with the state of affairs and said he was optimistic of winning. When asked if he would congratulate the winner if he lost the election President Buhari said he will congratulate himself as he is going to be the winner of the election.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has also cast his vote. Atiku voted at Ajiya Polling Unit, Gwadabawa Ward in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa at 10:8 a.m. He was accompanied by his wife, Titi. After casting his vote, Atiku says he looks forward to a successful transition.
After casting his vote, the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi says he is satisfied with the voting process, noting however that it took him too much time to go through the process.
Senate President Bukola Saraki lauded the massive turnout of voters in Kwara state for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. Saraki spoke with reporters shortly after he cast his vote at Ode Opobiyi Polling Unit, in Ajikobi ward of Ilorin West local government.
He hailed the peaceful atmosphere witnessed in the exercise and urged residents to maintain such postures. Saraki however decried the late arrival of voting materials to some polling units within Ilorin metropolis. He called on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to redress such anomalies in subsequent elections.