2023 election: APC will win from Daura to Lagos, I voted Tinubu, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday disclosed that he voted for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu at the polls.
Buhari said his desired successor when he leaves office on May 29, 2023 remains Tinubu, who governed Lagos State for eight years.
“I am very impressed because I have seen how the people turned up. I am very impressed and very happy. Well, the candidate I voted for I have already mentioned him in many states in Nasarawa, Katsina and Sokoto,” Buhari said.
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“All over the places I mentioned my favourite candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu, and I believe my constituency will elect him 100 percent.”
Buhari while voting in Daura, Katsina State, displayed his ballot paper, with a thumbprint for the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu.
He assured that he had always supported the candidature of Asiwaju Tinubu, and the show of his ballot paper to the media and the public further shows his commitment to the party and the national leader.
“APC will win, from Daura to Lagos,” Buhari said after casting his vote alongside his wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, and other family members, at Ward A, Sarkin Yara Polling Unit, 003.
Buhari, however, said it was a pity that only one female emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Aisha Ahmed Binani, urging support for the candidate.
He advised Nigerians to ensure that their rights to vote were always respected.
“Nigerians should make sure that they are respected; that means that the candidate they want to vote for they are allowed to vote for him.
“It is a pity there is only one female candidate from Adamawa State so the electorate should kindly follow our party.”
Buhari said he feels “very exciting” that the 2023 presidential election was the first time since 2003 that he was not on the ballot contesting for office.
“it is very exciting. I look at those who are competing and some of them are so agitated and they didn’t know that I tried three times and ended up in the Supreme Court three times.
“The fourth time I said ‘God dey’ and God sent technology, Permanent Voters Card, so no fraudulent person can claim anything.”