A 35-year-old Kaduna-born cyclist and supporter of the president-elect, Mohammed Kabiru Jafaru, yesterday embarked on a journey to meet with the vice president-elect in Lagos State.
Reports made it known that Mohammed, a resident of Hayin Malam Bello in Rigasa district of Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, took off on his journey to Lagos at exactly 6: 35am at the palace of Sarkin Hayin Malam Bello, Alhaji Kabiru Isa Gangarida.
Speaking to newsmen before embarking on the journey, Mohammed said:
“I have decided to embark on this journey to Lagos because I want to go and thank Yoruba people for their immense support and contributions that led to the victory of General Muhammadu Buhari during the March 28 presidential election. The decision to undertake the journey came to my mind after analysing the votes cast for Buhari by the Yoruba people and after I discussed my intention with my immediate family and friends, they encouraged me to go on the journey.”
Mohammed, a father of four who lives at Goro road in Hayin Malam Bello, further said:
“I have never been to Lagos before; this is my first time and only God knows how many days I will spend before reaching Lagos”. When asked whether he has any fear about the journey, Mohammed said:
“I don’t have any fear because I believe in God that nothing will happen to me on the road; all I want is people’s prayers so that I will reach Lagos safely.”
Also speaking, an APC chieftain in the state, Hon. Kailani Mohammed, said Mohammed Kabiru will be received by the vice president-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and other prominent members of the APC in Lagos on his arrival, and wished Mohammed a safe trip.
Since the victory of Buhari at the poll in March 28, various people have decided to honor him one way or the other by walking for him. First it was Suleiman Hashimu, who walked from Lagos to Abuja to honor the president-elect. Another person, Abubakar Duduwale is on his way from Yola to Abuja just to express his joy and solidarity for the president-elect.