Many people in the ancient town of Daura, Katsina State, on Wednesday went wild with jubilation after the news broke that President Muhammadu Buhari has won a second term.
NAN reports that Buhari was declared re-elected, having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat 72 other candidates.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, youths gathered at the popular Kangiwa Square in Daura, where activities, including car and horse riding, began as early as 6.30 a.m. after INEC had declared Buhari winner of the election.
Some of the residents who expressed optimism that Buhari would complete the development projects he started, described the re-election as an “act of God.”
The Northwest Zonal Organising Secretary of the APC, Abdulmanaf Muhammad, said: “We are happy. The re-election of Buhari is as an act of God and clear manifestation of the will of the majority
“The next four years of this administration will be for consolidation, nation-building and cooperation.
“President Buhari will use his wisdom and experience to unite the nation. I call on the president to extend the olive branch to the opposition in the spirit of nation building and cooperation.”
He appealed to the APC-led administration to reconsider bringing back aggrieved members of the party who defected to other political parties.
Also speaking, a former member of House of Representatives, Lawal Garba, described Buhari’s victory as the victory for Nigeria and the entire African continent especially considering the role played by Nigeria on the African continent on sensitive issues.
Contributing, the Katsina State chairman of the Rice Farmers Association, Shuaibu Wakili, who glorified God for the victory of Buhari, called on members to pray for a successful tenure for the president.
“Hundreds of members of the association have benefited from the anchor borrower agricultural programme of this administration.
”We are looking forward to many more laudable programmes for Nigerians,” he said.