Buhari Begins Four-day Official Visit to Katsina

3
  • To revalidate his APC membership in DauraBy Deji Elumoye

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening arrived Daura, his hometown, at the start of a four-day official visit to Katsina State.

The president, according to a release on Friday evening by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, was welcomed on arrival at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly and the state Chief Judge.

In Daura, the Emir, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, led district heads and traditional title holders to receive the president at the helipad.

In the course of his stay in Daura, he is expected to, among other engagements, participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise.

The president considered this exercise as a very important one for the nation’s democracy and its yearning for good leadership as a requirement of the process of nation building.

Buhari had, in a broadcast last week, urged “all good people,” not only to speak but to rise up and “get involved in the task of improving their society,” adding that “for most citizens, their greatest weapon is their vote. Register now for your party and register when the time comes for elections.”

The president is expected to return to Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Tuesday.