Suleiman Hashimu, the man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja after pledging to embark on such a difficult journey – all by foot – if Gen. Buhari wins the presidential election finally met with the president-elect in Abuja yesterday, April 24th. The man arrived in Abuja after 19 days on the road and received a warm welcome from an ecstatic crowd. Click here if you missed it!
Hashimu narrated his experience to General Buhari saying:
“I made a promise because of the love I have for Mr. President that if Buhari should win the 2015 elections, I will trek from Lagos to Abuja which I have done. I thank God that I made a promise and I fulfilled the promise. I passed through Kwara and Niger states to Abuja. I was trekking from 6.00am to 6.00pm and anywhere I find myself when it is 6.00pm, I pass the night there.I spent 18 days from Lagos to Abuja.”
Once I found myself inside the bush by 6.00pm and I managed to continue the trek till 9.00pm to a nearby village. I made this promise two years ago. I am based in Ibadan and I started my journey from Lagos because Lagos is the most popular city in Nigeria and I started from Berger junction in Lagos. I am not bothered about what people think. It is a promise between me and my God. I don’t want anybody to believe me. I left Lagos because I made a promise. Right from Kwara state, I never walked alone for five kilometres. People always walk with me to the next village. I work with a construction company based in Ibadan.”he said