A picture shows presidential campaign posters of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-election for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohamma ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Katsina - The APC presidential
candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday said he was satisfied with the
conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country in spite
of hitches recorded in some states.
Buhari said this in Daura, Katsina State, after casting his
vote at Sarkin-Yara ward.
Buhari cast his vote at 5:00 p.m. in company of his wife,
Hajiya Aisha, who also cast her vote at Kofar-Baru 3 polling unit.
He said he received complaints in five out of the 36 states
of the federation.
Buhari said there was no reason whatsoever for the electoral
body to cancel the elections for the hiccups recorded in few places.
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"If countries like Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan, who are
experiencing war can conduct elections, I see no reason why INEC will cancel
this elections for just few problems,’’ he said.
Buhari urged the commission to improve were there were
lapses to strengthen democracy and good governance in the country.
He also expressed hope that his party would win the
The candidate commended Nigerians for coming out en masse to
exercise their franchise in a peaceful and
Buhari also said that if elected as President, he would focus
attention in reviving agriculture, fighting corruption and creating job
opportunities to teeming number of unemployed youths in the country, among
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