A 51 year old man identified as Alhaji Usman Mandaki who started trekking to honour the win of Ahmed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress APC has arrived Illorin, Kwara’s capital on Tuesday night.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mandaki who later left Illorin on Wednesday morning said he has never met the flagbearer but he is a big fan of Tinubu.
Alhaji Usman Mandaki who hails from Bauchi LGA of Bauchi state said he started trekking on June 10, 2022 and intend to arrive Lagos on June 25, 2022.
He said, he encountered so many challenges on the way, including what he thought was a kidnap attempt between Kafanchan and Zango Kataf.
He also disclosed some people mistook him for a Boko Haram terrorist but when they saw he was looking harmless, they escorted him until he was out of the town and watched him until he was out of the territory.
“I want to see Tinubu to honour him for his win in the APC presidential primaries. I believe he would emerge as the President of Nigeria. I like him and he is my godfather even though he doesn’t know me, He said.”
“I will be leaving for Oyo State today and I think it is not far, He added.”
Mandaki explained that he always tried to get an APC stalwart to help him anywhere he arrived but when he got to Illorin, he could not find one because of the rains.
He said, Since when I arrived at Bandiru, a border between Niger State and Jebba in Kwara State, at around 8AM on Tuesday, the rains began and finished on me.
There was nowhere to get a motorcycle or vehicle because of the rain.
According to NAN, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a two time governor of Lagos State defeated Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation and Yemi Osibanjo, Vice President of Nigeria in the All Progressive Congress primaries held in Abuja on June 8, 2022.