- President Muhammadu Buhari has brought his re-election campaign to a halt as the 2019 general elections draw nearer
- President Buhari concluded his campaign in his hometown of Daura, Katsina state
- The president thanked all his supporters for their show of love at every campaign stop
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night, February 14, rounded off his re-election election campaign in Daura, Katsina state, thanking Nigerians for the huge show of support.
Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said President Buhari spoke at the palace of emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, in Daura, Katsina state, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he said he was enthused by the show of love at every campaign stop, which had indeed energised him to do more for the country.
Buhari said: "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."
The president used the occasion of his homage to the emir of Daura to emphasise his belief that quality education remained a veritable roadmap to achieve a brighter future for the country.
The president declared that all he had achieved in life was because of the education he received.
The emir of Daura pledged that the re-election of their son was a task for all Daura people and all Nigerians who desired a peaceful, prosperous and stable Nigeria.
He 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."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the vice presidential candidate of Grassroots Democratic Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Alhaji Ibrahim Modibbo, dumped the party's presidential candidate and GDPN for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Modibbo declared his support for Buhari and the ruling party in Abuja on Tuesday, February 12.
The vice presidential candidate said his reason for supporting Buhari was because of the president's performance since taking over mantle of leadership in 2015.
According to him, re-electing Buhari will re-launch the country into another phase of development.
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