President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night rounded off his re-election campaign in Daura, Katsina State.
Naija News reports that the President who had his last re-election campaign on Thursday, February 14, where supporters were cited in their thousands to receive him, thanked the entire Nigerians for the huge show of support for his re-election bid.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said the President spoke at the palace of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar in Daura, Katsina state.
Shehu expressed the President’s happiness towards the massive turn-up of the crowds, stressing that the support received has motivated the President to do more for the country.
‘‘The crowds I saw in every state we campaigned were not rented ones. Money cannot buy them. People turned out en-masse to listen to us and I am encouraged by the willingness of our people to freely choose leaders of their choice and further strengthen our democracy,’’ he said.
Buhari used the opportunity to re-emphasize his belief on quality education, stressing that quality education remained an inevitable roadmap to secure a brighter future.
On his part, the Emir of Daura pledged that re-electing Buhari whom he described as ‘their son’ remains a task for all Daura people and Nigerians in diaspora who desire a peaceful, prosperous and stable Nigeria.
In his words, the Emir said; ‘‘We believe that President Buhari, our son, has done well for the country and deserves a second term to consolidate on his numerous and remarkable achievements for the good of the country.
‘‘ The 16 district heads and 450 village heads representing religious and traditional leaders in Daura Emirate, have pledged their full support to the President’s re-election because he has shown responsible and honest leadership.’’