President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Daura, Katsina State, explained the reason he trekked 800 metres in Daura after Eid prayers on Tuesday, saying he didn’t do so to prove his fitness.

Daily Trust reported that President Buhari made the clarification on his 800-metre walk during a meeting with representatives of the five local governments in Daura Emirate, explaining that the walk was not meant to score any cheap political goal.

In his clarifications, the President said:

“This is my constituency, the people came out in their large numbers to see me and the car in which I was being driven had tinted windows.

‘‘They were not seeing me. So, I came down so they could see me. I didn’t need to convince anyone about my health and the decision to contest for a second term is a decision that I made public in April this year, he said .