President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC lost the Katina North senatorial district to Mr Nalado during the just concluded senatorial election, the incumbent Kaita Baba-Ahmad who scored 248 votes lost to Accords Nalado who won with 263 votes which however fairs better than the two votes that the opposition party PDP’s flag bearer Usman Mani scored.
Howeve; President Muhammadu Buhari won at his PU003 polling unit at Sarkin Yara ward A, in Daura, Katina, the president scored 523 votes while the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar got only three votes.
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Recall that President Buhari on Saturday morning reaffirmed his confidence in winning the presidential election, he said this while fielding questions from reporters shortly after voting at Kofar Baru, Sarkin Yara “A” ward in Daura, his home town, he said that he would win the election and congratulate himself.
Clad in a light blue `Babbar Riga’, the president was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, and some security details. Aisha Buhari was the first to vote, she cast her vote at exactly 8.06 a.m., while the president voted at 8.10 a.m.
When asked to give his assessment of the exercise so far, Buhari said
“So far, so good. Nigerians understand and are behaving themselves,’’ Mr Buhari said when asked to give his assessment of the exercise, so far.
When asked if he would congratulate the winner just like former president Goodluck Johnathan did to him if he lost the election, his response was
“I will congratulate myself; I am going to be the winner.”
Nigerians wait for the results in trepidation for what will follow if the ruling APC does actually loose to the opposition PDP, many Nigerians fear that it may not be a gentlemans affair like it was with President Goodluck Johnathan who placed a private call to Buhari to congratulate him for winning the election before INEC even released the results.