Buhari 'overwhelmed' by crowd that welcomed him to Kano, says next election will be walkover/
President Muhammadu Buhari's arrival in Kano for a two-day official visit
was attended by a mammoth crowd at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport and along the major streets in the metropolis.
 
He was received at the airport on Wednesday by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others.
 
Buhari, who expressed surprise at the turn out of crowd to receive him, said, "by what I see today, if elections are contested I will no doubt win it”, stressing that, “I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see”.
 
He spoke when he paid a visit to the palace of the Emir of Kano, stating that, “I know Kano people are aware of the tremendous job we did on security and agriculture”.
 
Speaking on his actions while he was military Head of State, Buhari said, “I did so with a lot of youthful exuberance. And myself I was arrested and detained for years.”
 
The President said he was at the Emir's palace because the emirate council has been playing tremendous roles in his government’s success.
 
He explained that the stability of the north and Nigeria is paramount and he is determined to make Nigeria a peaceful country.
 
As part of his visit, Buhari on Wednesday afternoon visited the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano where he freed 500 prisoners.
 
While granting the amnesty to the prisoners, he said it was part of his general prison decongestion exercise in the country; and to allow those inmates with minor cases who have stayed long in prison to go home.
 
The President is expected to inaugurate a number of projects executed by the Ganduje administration during the visit.
 
Among the projects are the ultra-modern Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, named after him; a Paediatric Hospital located on Zoo Road, Kano; and the underpass bridge at Madobi/Panshekara Junction.
 
On the second day, the President will inspect a rice mill, Fullmark Rice Mill Company at Kwanar Gunduwawa, and Gezawa Oil Mill, the largest oil mill in Africa at Tokarawa Industrial Estate both on Hadeja Road.
 
Buhari is also expected to use the visit to meet with Ulamas and hold an interactive session with community leaders and politicians before returning to Abuja.


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