President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Daura, his hometown, at the start of a four-day official visit.
A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari was welcomed on arrival at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the Chief Judge.
Shehu, in a statement issued on Friday, said the Emir, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, led District Heads and traditional title holders to receive the President at the Helipad in Daura.
The presidential aide said the President is expected to, among other engagements, participate in the All Progressives Party (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise in the course of his stay in Daura.
He said President Buhari considered the exercise as a very important one for the nation’s democracy and its yearning for good leadership as a requirement of the process of nation building.
He recalled that President Buhari had in a broadcast last week urged “all good people,” not only to speak but to rise up and “get involved in the task of improving their society,” adding that “for most citizens, their greatest weapon is their vote. Register now for your Party and register when the time comes for elections.”
The President is expected to return to the nation’s capital on Tuesday.