According to Daily Trust, the hometown of the outgoing president was in a festive mood when the platform visited over the weekend, as the Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Farouq Umar, is in charge of the preparations for Buhari's welcome celebration.
According to the report, the Emir was observed inspecting and monitoring the preparations for the 29th of May.
A source close to the emirate council stated “If you don’t know the emir or his vehicle, you wouldn’t know that he is the one going round to see how things are going on. This is to show you how much importance His Royal Highness attaches to this homecoming.”
In addition to other traditional events such as dambe (boxing), Kokawa (wrestling), and Sharo/Shadi (Fulani traditional festival), it was learned that the Daura Emirate Council is organizing a gala durbar (horse riding) in honor of BuhariBayajidda II.
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The Emir reportedly informed Aminu Masari, the governor of Katsina State, of the development last week.
The Emir said “I want to inform His Excellency that we are planning a grand durbar to welcome our son and our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, Bayajidda II. You are therefore invited either to participate as a horse rider, being a title holder of Matawallen Hausa or as a special guest.”
According to a copy of the invitation for the durbar obtained by Daily Trust, the procession will commence at 8:00 a.m. on May 30 at Kangiwa Square in Daura.
According to the invitation, durbar participants, including district chiefs, village heads, and other horse riders, will arrive at the venue by 8:00, while the emir and his courtiers will be at the Sarki Abdurrahman gate roundabout by 8:30.
While all important dignitaries are expected to arrive at the venue by 9 a.m., the celebrant, Muhammadu Buhari, will be seated by 10 a.m. According to the plan, the durbar will begin at 10:15 a.m. and conclude at 12:15 p.m.
Chairman of the Daura Emirate Development Association (DEDA), Alhaji Aliyu Daura, stated that members of the associations would wait for the president's convoy in Dannakola village, while notable figures would be present at the Umar Musa Yar'Adua International Airport in Katsina to greet the president.
He said “As you know, when the president arrives Katsina, he may likely use a helicopter to Daura, while his convoy will be received at Dannakola by members of different groups and associations.”