Written by Tony Akowe

President Elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and his wife, Aisha Buhari, voted at the Sarki Yara A polling unit in the Kofar Baru Ward in Daura Local Government area in the Governorship and State Assembly election at about 2.55 pm on Saturday.BUHARI 1

Buhari adorned in a blue babariga, blue cap and black shoes to match was accompanied by a horde of security details who barricaded the place and preventing people from gaining access to him.

About 459 voters were accredited for the election at the polling unit as against 502 that were accredited for the presidential election two weeks ago.

The Nation observed an increased security presence around the president elect while the anti bomb squad of the Nigeria Police Force conducted a thorough search of the area before Gen. Buhari arrived to cast his vote.

The process of accreditation was also faster than it was during the Presidential election.

However, the weather in Daura and other parts of Katsina remained unfriendly, as the harmattan haze continues to blow, making visibility very poor.

The presence of the media was also far less compared to the situation a fortnight ago.

Meanwhile, the situation was peaceful all over Daura and other parts of Katsina.

Unconfirmed report, however, has it that a 50-year-old woman, Yar’Baba Yusuf Babangida, slumped and died while waiting on the queue to vote in Funtua, Katsina State.

Available reports have it that the deceased who was said to be hypertensive was on the queue at Kofar gidan Hamisu polling unit of Makera Ward in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State when she suddenly slumped.

She was reportedly rushed to Funtua General Hospital where health personnel certified her dead.

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