Nigeria’s two major contenders in Saturday Presidential election Muhammadu Buhari of APC and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of PDP have rounded-off their campaign in their home states of Katsina and Adamawa on February 14, the day set aside for love.
The massive crowd that welcomed both aspirants were massive. They did enjoy home support, in this post we take a look at who has the most powerful home support between the two Northern politicians.
First, let’s take a look at Buhari’s campaign at his home state.
Buhari is our son, he deserves another four years, he’s done well, Emir of Daura and over 400 Chief say as they declare support for Buhari
The massive crowd that welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari to his home state of Katsina yesterday was magnificent as Emir of Daura and over 400 chiefs declared support for the reelection of their son in February 16 Presidential Election.
President Buhari’s visit to the state rounded off his re-election election campaign in his hometown of Daura, Katsina State, bagging the full endorsement of the Emir, 16 district heads and 450 village heads.
The Emir, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar conveyed the total support of the emirate to President Buhari, when Buhari visited after a massive rally in Katsina.
Alhaji Farouk Umar pledged that the re-election of Buhari, is a task for all Daura people and all Nigerians who desire a peaceful, prosperous and stable Nigeria.
‘‘We believe that President Buhari, our son, has done well for the country and deserves a second term to consolidate on his numerous and remarkable achievements for the good of the country.
‘‘ The 16 district heads and 450 village heads representing religious and traditional leaders in Daura Emirate have pledged their full support to the President’s re-election because he has shown responsible and honest leadership,’’ he said.
President Buhari, who visited all the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja, thanked all Nigerians for the huge show of support.
He told the Emir he was encouraged by the show of love at every campaign stop, which had indeed energised him to do more for the country.
‘‘The crowd I saw in every state we campaigned was not a rented one. Money cannot buy them. People turned out en-masse to listen to us and I am encouraged by the willingness of our people to freely choose leaders of their choice and further strengthen our democracy,’’ he said.
The President used the occasion of his homage to the Emir of Daura to emphasise his belief that quality education remains a veritable roadmap to achieve a brighter future for the country.
The President declared that all he had achieved in life was because of the education he received.
Adamawa people show love to Atiku, their own son
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday concluded his campaign tour in Adamawa State, with a call on people of the state to appreciate the emergence of their own and vote for him.
He said as son of soil, there was no need for him to campaign at home, but would rather urge his kinsmen not to disappoint him on Saturday.
Mr Abubakar reiterated his pledge to address the problem of insecurity, unemployment, poverty and other challenges militating against the development of the country.
In his remarks, the National chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, also urged the people of Adamawa to prove their love for Mr Abubakar and the party, adding that their son was a tested and trusted candidate that had what it took to change Nigeria for the better.
Mr Secondus also tasked INEC, security agencies and all stakeholders, to ensure the conduct of credible elections.
In his remarks, the Adamawa gubernatorial candidate of PDP, Umaru Fintiri, said if elected as governor, he would ensure free and compulsory education in the state.
The two wives of Mr Abubakar, Titi and Ruqqaya, who also spoke at the rally, pleaded with the people to vote for their husband.
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