After trekking from Gombe State to Lagos State in support of presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a 30-year-old man was left stranded 25 days after landing in Lagos.
Aminu Abdulmumini Jor, a Gombe native, was unable to meet with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, so he traveled to Abuja, but was unsuccessful.
The father of two remarked in an interview with The Sun that his support for Tinubu stems from the fact that he was essential in the election of Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015.
He said :
I am supporting Tinubu’s presidency in 2023 not for anything but for his statesmanship and the support that he has over the years shown to the north. I would be right to say if not for the help of Tinubu we wouldn’t have had Buhari or a northern president in 2015.
His 2015 support for Buhari alone is enough for every northerner to support and celebrate the Man (Tinubu) so, that was why I trekked from Gombe to Lagos to show and register my support for him.
Some even wished and prayed that I would meet kidnappers on my way while some hoped I meet unknown gunmen. My second hard encounter was the journey itself which was not easy, I trekked in rain and sun and that got me a little bit sick on the way.
After spending 16 days on the road, I spent another 25 days in Lagos before coming back to Abuja last Tuesday. I am now planning to go back to my shoe business in Gombe, I looked up my shop before leaving for the journey, I use to supply second-hand shoes from Cotonou to Gombe.