A Bauchi State indigene who commenced his journey from the state to Lagos to celebrate the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu at the presidential primaries, has shared his awful experience.
Alhaji Usman Madaki who reportedly began trekking from Bauchi to Lagos on June 10, 2022, arrived in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Tuesday, Naija News understands.
Madaki who had pledged to celebrate the victory of the former Lagos State governor by trekking reportedly arrived in Ilorin on Tuesday night before setting out for another experience on Wednesday morning.
Sharing some of his adventurous experiences, Madaki said he faced a lot of challenges on his way including what he suspected to be a kidnapping attempt between Kafanchan and Zangon Kataf.
The trekker said he was mistaken for a Boko Haram terrorist when he approached some communities. He said the residents, however, escorted him out of their village unhurt when they noticed he was not looking harmful.
“I want to meet Tinubu in Lagos to celebrate with him on his victory as the presidential candidate of the APC.
“I share the belief that he will be Nigeria’s next President. I like Tinubu, he is my godfather even though he doesn’t know me.
“I will be leaving for Oyo State today, I think it is not far like that,” Madaki was quoted to have told newsmen in an interview in Ilorin.
Madaki said he made several attempts to see if he could get any APC stalwart to help him anywhere he arrived, but could not get any even until his arrival at Ilorin on Tuesday night because of rains.
He said: “Since when I moved around 8 a.m on Tuesday in Bandiru, a border between Niger State and Jebba in Kwara, the rain began on me and finished on me.
“There was nowhere to get a vehicle or motorbike because of the heavy downpour,” the trekker noted.
Recall that Tinubu defeated Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation; Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and 10 other presidential hopefuls, to clinch the ticket at the APC primaries in Abuja.