One Mohammed Kabiru Jafaru, 35, a supporter of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday embarked on a journey from Kaduna to Lagos to thank the Yorubas for supporting Mr. Buhari.
Mr. Kabiru, a resident of Hayin Malam Bello, in the Rigasa District of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state, commenced his journey to Lagos at exactly 6: 35 a.m. at the palace of the Sarkin Hayin Malam Bello, Kabiru Gangarida.
Mr. Kabiru, in an interview with journalists, said he decided to embark on the journey to Lagos to thank the Yoruba people, especially for their immense support and contributions that led to the victory of Mr. Buhari.
“My intention to embark on the journey came to my mind after analyzing the votes cast for Buhari by the Yoruba people. I discussed my intention with my immediate family and friends who encouraged me to commence the journey,” he said.
Mr. Kabiru, a father of four children and who lives at Goro road in Hayin Malam Bello, said he has never been to Lagos before and that he had no idea how long the journey would took.
“I don’t have any fear because I believe in God that nothing will happen to me on the road and all I want is prayers so that I will arrive Lagos safely,” he added.
An APC chieftain in the state, Kailani Mohammed said, Mr. Kabiru would be received by the Vice President-elect, Yemi Osinbajo, and other prominent members of the APC in Lagos upon arrival.
“When they heard Mohammed Kabiru’s intention on the journey they expressed their delight and wished him all the best,” he said.
Also speaking at the take-off ceremony, the Sarkin Hayin Malam Bello expressed happiness about Mr. Kabiru’s adventure, saying the people of the area were very proud of him.
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