Following the postponement of the governorship and state assembly elections by INEC, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from his hometown of Daura, Katsina State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the president was in Daura for the presidential, National Assembly, gubernatorial, and state assembly elections.
The Nigerian leader, who won the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25, flew from Daura to Abuja after INEC postponed the governorship elections until March 18.
While in Daura, President Buhari met with Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma and Kano State APC gubernatorial candidate Nasiru Gawuna.
He also had a discussion with his former classmates who came to see him at his home.
Shortly before his departure, the president inspected a Guard of Honour at Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Airport Katsina.
The president is expected to return to Daura on Friday for the Saturday gubernatorial and state assembly elections.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences to Franca Afegbua, Nigeria’s first female senator, “whose adventure into political leadership lifted the glass ceiling for women in the legislature in the Second Republic.”
Mr Buhari believed that the historical achievement had completely changed the perception and position of women, her state, and the country, particularly with the projection of exemplary leadership traits of empathy and inclusiveness, which earned Afegbua’s trust and respect.
The president also expressed his condolences to the government and people of Edo, as well as her community, “where she remained an inspiration to young women, lifting many out of hopelessness through mentorship, and creating opportunities for others to realise their dreams in various careers.”
Buhari prayed that the departed’s soul is received by the Almighty God while urging the family to emulate her good works for posterity.