Buhari returns to Abuja ahead of APC presidential primary

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari today arrived Abuja from Madrid, the Spanish capital, after his Official State Visit, ahead of the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress.

He was received at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, and the Director-General of the State Security Service, Yusuf Bichi, amongst others.

During his two-day State Visit, Buhari signed at least nine Memoranda of Understanding with the Spanish government.

They include the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters; Transfer of Sentenced Persons; Extradition; Economic and Commercial Cooperation; Tourism.

Others were on Sports; Health; the Fight Against COVID-19; and Science and Innovation.

In a meeting with his Spanish counterpart, President Pedro Sanchez, President Buhari said his country looked forward to increasing bilateral relations between both nations.

He commended Sanchez for his leadership qualities and contributions to the war against terror in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Mali, and looking forward to cooperation in the area.

Both leaders also discussed areas of cooperation on which the Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding were signed.

Buhari is due to meet Presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress tomorrow ahead of Monday’s primary elections.

In a meeting with the Progressive Governors Forum and the APC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, Buhari harped on the need to elect a candidate that would assure the party of victory in next year’s election.