President Muhammadu Buhari said the overwhelming crowd witnessed at his different campaign rallies across the country was not rented.
Stating that he was highly impressed and encouraged to do more for the country, Buhari said the peole came out on their own volition.
His words: “The crowd I saw in every state we campaigned was not a rented one. Money cannot buy them. People turned out en-masse to listen to us and I am encouraged by the willingness of our people to freely choose leaders of their choice and further strengthen our democracy.
The president made the remark on Thursday night while rounding off his re-election campaign in Daura, Katsina State.
He thanked Nigerians in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory for the huge show of support.
Speaking at the palace of Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, President Buhari said he was enthused by the show of love at every campaign stop, which had indeed energised him to do more for the country.
The president used the occasion of his homage to the Emir of Daura to emphasise his belief that quality education remained a veritable roadmap to achieve a brighter future for the country.
The President declared that all he had achieved in life was because of the education he received.
In his remarks, the Emir of Daura pledged that the re-election of their son is a task for all Daura people and all Nigerians who desire a peaceful, prosperous and stable Nigeria.
‘‘We believe that President Buhari, our son, has done well for the country and deserves a second term to consolidate on his numerous and remarkable achievements for the good of the country.
‘‘The 16 district heads and 450 village heads representing religious and traditional leaders in Daura Emirate have pledged their full support to the President’s re-election because he has shown responsible and honest leadership,’’ he said.