…floors Atiku in his polling unit with 523 votes
By Bashir Bello
As Nigerians goes to poll on Saturday to elect their President to lead them for the next four years, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress, APC Presidential candidate, on Saturday, said he is confident that he will win the Presidential race.
President Buhari expressed the confidence after casting his vote at his polling unit, Registration number 003, Kofar Baru, Sarkin Yara, Daura, his hometown.
The President who was accompanied by his wife, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari arrived the polling unit at about 8am, casted their votes as first and second before departing for his residence at about 8:10am.
The President peeped at his wife’s ballot paper to check who she voted for before dropping it in the ballot box.
He commended the conduct and electoral process.
When asked, If he loses the election, will he accept defeat and congratulate the winner and handover power eventually? The President said, “I will congratulate myself, I am going to be the winner. Thank you very much.”
Asked is he hopeful, the President replied, “Very Hopeful indeed.”
However, the President won his polling unit with 523 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who polled three votes.
A Corp member and the Presiding Officer, Ali Abdullahi announced the results at the polling unit.
Result of the Katsina North Senatorial district, shows that the President lost the seat in his polling unit.
The Accord party candidate – Mohammed Lawal Nalado won with 263 votes in the polling unit against the APC’s candidate, Ahmad Babba Kaita who polled 246 votes while the PDP’s candidate – Hon. Usman Mani Nasarawa polled 2 votes.