"Everyone agrees that corruption is a major problem for this country, and President Buhari has been doing an excellent job [tackling] this — on account of which his peers in the African Union agreed that he would be the champion of corruption this year for the whole continent of Africa."
"The president is a friend of ordinary Nigerians who see him as an honest leader," Shehu added.
But not all Nigerians share the same enthusiasm for President Buhari. He is often jokingly called "Baba Go-Slow" by Nigerians due to his perceived lackluster leadership style.
"Everybody has been complaining about his performance, everyone complains about it bitterly except for those close to him," one voter told DW. "But we, the common people, we complain about it. His performance is not to our expectations."
Another local resident believes Buhari has done little to bring about promised change in Nigeria, and someone else should be given a chance.
"The change which he promised to bring [has not come about]. I believe he should just give up on the election. Give the chance to another person, because everything has gone downhill and we need change."
Buhari defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015, with his campaign focusing largely on tackling widespread corruption in Nigeria. His win marked the first time in Nigeria's history that a sitting president lost to an opposition candidate in a general democratic election.
While his supporters credit Buhari with pulling Nigeria out of last year's recession, he has also been criticized for worsening the economic situation in the first place by introducing a currency peg which drove away investors and depleted foreign reserves.