President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Polling Unit Sarkin Yara A Ward of Daura Local government area of Katsina state for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress.
NAIJ.com gathers that Sarkin Yara A consists of 15 polling stations and 26 party executives.
The ruling party had fixed May 5 for the ward congress, fixing the local government area (LGA) and state congresses for May 12 and May 19 respectively.
President Buhari participated in the ward congress of the APC which held on Saturday, May 5. He was joined by Katsina state governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari and welcomed by congress officials as he arrived.
Among those in attendance were Katsina state APC chairman, Mallam Shittu S. Shittu; member House of Representatives for Daura, Sandamu and Maiadua, Hon. Sani Saidu; and chairman stakeholders, Alhaji Sani Abubakar.
Buhari departed Abuja for Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, for the ward congress on Friday, May 4.
The presidential jet conveying him touched down at Umaru Musa Ya’Adua Airport, Katsina state at exactly 4:28 pm and shortly after, President Buhari was conveyed in a police chopper to Daura.
On hand to receive the president on his arrival at the airport were Governor Aminu Bello Masari, Senator Abu Ibrahim and the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, among others.
Meanwhile the ward congress in some states has been been marred by violence. One person died in Port Harcourt on Friday, May 4, as unidentified persons, suspected to be political thugs vandalised the secretariat of the APC located at the Old Government Residential Area in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The Rivers command of the Nigerian Police quickly intervened by deploying tear-gas to stop further destruction of the party’s secretariat. Gun shots were fired into the air to scare riotous members and in the process one death was recorded.
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