JUST IN: Buhari casts last vote as president, advises electorate

Buhari votes in Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari voting in the governorship and House of Assembly election in Daura on Saturday

strong>By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday advised the the electorate to vote for their preferred candidates even if politicians tried to offer them money.

The President said this while speaking to journalists after casting his vote at the ongoing governorship and state houses of assembly election at his polling unit 003, Sarkin Yara A in Daura, Katsina State,

The president, who spoke to newsmen both in English and Hausa languages said his administration had been preaching against vote-buying and monetisation of politics, calling on politicians to desist from such acts.

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“If they (politicians) still give you money, collect, but vote for your preferred candidates,” Buhari maintained.

He again thanked the electorate for trusting the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections where the party’s candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, emerged winner.

The president who cast his vote at about 9.55a.m, refused to ‘openly’ display his ballot paper as he did during the Feb. 25 Presidential election.


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