President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, cast their votes this morning at the Kofar Baru 003 polling unit, Daura, Katsina State, for the governorship and state assembly elections.
After exercising their franchise, the President took a few questions from the media.
The excerpts are reproduced below:
Ibrahim Addra of Channels TV asked the President about the flashpoints and reported cases of violence across the country, this week, and his advice to Nigerians on Election Day?
President Buhari: I will leave it to the law enforcement agencies especially the police because they have been meeting virtually on a 48-HOUR basis to make sure that they have identified the flashpoints, as you mentioned, wherever they are and make arrangements to counter it.
Bello Wakili of FRCN Kaduna repeated the same question by the Channels TV Correspondent in Hausa language, and the President repeated his answer.
Adamu Sambo of NTA sought the President’s reaction to the decision by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential election.
President Buhari: I expect that to happen.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
March 9, 2019