President Muhammadu Buhari cast his ballot at Kofar Baru 003 polling unit, Sarkin Yara ward in Daura, his hometown in Katsina state shortly after 8:00 am, saying he was sure of victory.
The president, clad in a light blue “Babbar Riga”, was accompanied by Aisha, his wife, and some of his aides.
Asked by journalists if he would congratulate the winner if he ends up losing, the president said: “I will congratulate myself at the end of this election… I’ll be the winner”
He expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise, saying: “So far, so good. Nigerians understand and are behaving themselves.”
There has been an impressive turnout of voters with complaints of late arrival of electoral officials in some areas.