Alhaji Usman Madaki, 51, who is walking from Bauchi to Lagos in celebration of Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory as the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reached Ilorin on Tuesday night.
MOUTHPIECE NGR learnt that Madaki later left Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Wednesday morning.
He revealed to newsmen in Ilorin before his departure that even though he has not had one on one encounter with the former Governor of Lagos State in his entire life, he remains his big fan.
The trekker who’s an indigene of Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, narrated he embarked on the journey on June 10, and set to reach Lagos on Saturday (June 25).
Madaki revealed that he came across a lot of challenges on his way, and also escaped what he suspected to be a kidnapping attempt between Kafanchan and Zangon Kataf.
He narrated that at a point, he was mistaken for Boko Haram, but was freed when it was discovered that he was not looking harmful, and was accompanied out of the territory.
“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 said.
“Since when I moved around 8 a.m on Tuesday in Bandiru, a boarder 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,” he said.
MOUTHPIECE NGR had reported that Tinubu garnered 1,271 votes to beat 13 other presidential aspirants, on Wednesday, at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Tinubu had beaten presidential aspirants like Rotimi Amaechi, Osinbajo and Dave Umahi, who were leading aspirants ahead of the polls.