Governorship election: Collect their money but vote your preferred candidate – Buhari tells electorate


President Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote at Polling Unit 003, Sarkin Yara A in Daura, Katsina State, calling the electorate to vote for their preferred candidates even if politicians tried to offer them money.

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The president, who briefly spoke to newsmen both in English and Hausa languages after casting his vote on Saturday, said his administration had been preaching against vote-buying and monetisation of politics, calling on politicians to desist from such acts.

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“If they (politicians) still give you money, collect, but vote for your preferred candidates,” Buhari maintained.

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He again thanked the electorate for trusting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, where the party’s candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, emerged winner.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president, who cast his vote at about 9:55 am, refused to ‘openly’ display his ballot paper as he did during the Feb. 25 Presidential election.

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