President Muhammadu Buhari has performed his civic duty by voting in Daura, his home town.
Buhari, who is serving out his last term in office, arrived at exactly 9:54 am at Polling unit 003, Sarkin Yara A Ward, Daura Local Government area of Katsina State, in company with his wife, Aisha Buhari.
At the presidential and National Assembly elections going on nationwide, voting started at Buhari’s Polling Unit, Kofar Baru (111) Gidan Niyam, exactly a few minutes past 8 am before his arrival.
Upon arrival, Buhari and his wife first perused the voters register pasted on the wall, then presented his PVC to the INEC official, who then verified and accredited him with the BVAS machine before proceeding to the polling booth to thumbprint and subsequently waving the ballot paper before inserting them in the respective boxes.
In short remarks to the press, Buhari said he was optimistic of victory for the All Progressive Congress.
Buhari is expected to vacate the seat of power on May 29, 2023, to pave the way for whoever emerges as the winner in Saturday’s presidential elections.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were first seen using the BVAS to verify and accredit voters before allowing them to proceed to the polling booth, where they secretly thumbprint and subsequently drop it in the ballot boxes.
Our reporter observed that the exercise was hitch-free as upon presentation of the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, by the voter to a designated INEC official, the BVAS is then deployed to verify the data of the potential voter before allowing them to vote.