- President Muhammadu Buhari has left the federal capital territory for his hometown
- The president will use the opportunity to participate in the ruling APC registration exercise
- Buhari will return to the nation’s capital on Tuesday, February 2
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, Katsina state, his hometown, for a four-day official visit.
Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Friday.
Shehu said the president was welcomed on arrival at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, by Gov. Aminu Masari, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the Chief Judge.
In Daura, the Emir, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, led District Heads and traditional title holders to receive the president at the Helipad.
In the course of his stay in Daura, President Buhari is expected to, among other engagements, participate in the All Progressives Party (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise.
According to Shehu, the president considers this exercise as a very important one for the nation’s democracy and its yearning for good leadership as a requirement of the process of nation building.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian presidency on Friday, January 29, said alleged that there is an orchestrated plot aimed at damaging his reputation President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an article by Femi Adesina, media and publicity adviser to the president on Friday, January 29, it was argued that the campaign, which is to be amplified through the media, is aimed at portraying Buhari as "pandering to ethnic and primordial tendencies."
Adesina further argued that those masterminding the campaign of calumny against his principal have created news blogs, hired newspapers and "coordinated publications."
Also, recall that Legit.ng had reported that Buhari on Friday, January 29, met behind closed doors with Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau state.
The meeting was confirmed via the Twitter handle of the federal government @NigeriaGov.
As of the time of this report, details of the meeting had not been made known, but it was confirmed that the two Nigerian leaders held discussions at the State House in Abuja.