Ahead of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday left Abuja for Akure.
He arrived Akure Airport amidst tight security for the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign rally for the poll.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Mr. Buhari arrived the airport at exactly 10:09 a.m. and was received by Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Also on ground to receive the president were Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Mineral Development; Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun State and Tayo Alasoadura, member, representing Ondo Central at the Senate.
Others were Alli Olanusi, former Ondo deputy governor; Isaac Kekemeke, former chairman of APC in Ondo State; and Jamiu Ekungba, a contestant in the APC primary election that produced Rotimi Akeredolu.
In the entourage of the president were Lai Muhammed, Minister of Information and Culture; Governor Umar Almakura of Nasarawa State and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.
Also present at the airport were former Governor Joshua Dariye of Plateau and former Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo.
The security details of the Nigerian Police was led by Hilda Ibifuro, Commissioner of Police in Ondo State.
Other security operatives present included men of the Immigration Services, FRSC, Nigeria Police, NSCDC, the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force.
Mr. Buhari inspected a guard of honour mounted by men of the Nigerian Army before leaving the airport.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, arrived at different times after the president had left the airport. (NAN)