President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday cast his vote in Daura, Katsina State.
Naija News gathered that the President after casting his vote, displayed his ballot paper, which he thumbprinted for All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu.
President Buhari, in a statement released through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said after campaigning for Tinubu in many parts of the country, he has reaffirmed his preferred successor.
The President, who cast his vote alongside his wife, Aisha Buhari, and other family members, at Ward A, Sarkin Yara Polling Unit, 003, urged Nigerians to support the only female gubernatorial candidate, Aisha Ahmed Binani.
He added that the display of his ballot paper to the media and the public further shows his commitment to the party and the national leader.
Buhari said, “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 in many states in Nasarawa, Katsina and Sokoto.
“All over the place I mentioned my favourite candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu, and I believe my constituency will elect him 100 per cent.
“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.”
Asked how he felt that it was the first time since 2003 that he was not on the ballot paper, the President said, “it is very exciting. I look at those who are competing and some of them are so agitated that 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.”