President Buhari cast his vote in a public display of leadership.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday displayed his ballot paper after casting vote at his polling unit in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.
This, he said, was to display transparency in order to entrench citizens’ trust as the country seeks a peaceful transition to another democratic dispensation. READ MORE.
Buhari, who is serving out his last term in office, arrived at exactly 9:54 am at Polling unit 003, Sarkin Yara A Ward, Daura Local Government area of Katsina State, in company with his wife, Aisha Buhari.
At the presidential and National Assembly elections going on nationwide, voting started at Buhari’s Polling Unit, Kofar Baru (111) Gidan Niyam, exactly a few minutes past 8 am before his arrival.
When they arrived, Buhari and his wife looked over the voters list that was taped to the wall before presenting their PVC to an INEC official, who then verified and accredited them using the BVAS machine.
They then went to the polling place to thumbprint the ballots and wave them before placing them in the appropriate boxes.
INEC Staff Protest
Adhoc staff of INEC protested ealier today over non-payment of allowance in Kano state.
The aggrieved INEC adhoc staff embarked on the protest at Dorayi, Gwale LGA, Kano State.
Also, Corps members expected to be on election duty with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC have embarked on a protest over non-payment of their allowance in Lagos.
The protest is taking place at the Ikosi High School area of Lagos State.
The corps members are refusing to move to their respective polling stations.
“No money, no movement,” the corps members could be heard chanting.