The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk played host to the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, when the latter visited his palace in Daura Emirate. The PDP presidential candidate found it necessary to visit Daura, an ancient emirate in Katsina, to commiserate with the Emir upon the various times that bandits have attacked the emirate, and as well to seek for support and endorsement.
The Emir thanked him for being thoughtful enough as Atiku went on to state his plans for Katsina, citing his relationship with the Yaradua family. Atiku spoke of how he plans to use education to ameliorate the Almajiri crisis besieging the State and the emirate, which has since become a menace. He stated that this could be the cause of the banditry they have experienced over time.
When the Emir spoke, he blessed Atiku and endorsed him as the next president of Nigeria. Atiku went forward to shut down the Muhammad Diko stadium with jubilant supporters who could not wait for 16th of February, to give him their votes. Recall that the PDP has ruled Katsina for 16 years, since 1999.