A 33 year old Hashimu Suleiman, who trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the victory of the President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari arrived today, to a rousing crowd of Abuja residents who trooped out to catch a glimpse of him.
He arrived to Abuja around 5pm, and was in the company of security operatives protecting him from overzealous fans looking to take photographs with Mr. Suleiman.
Hashimu Suleiman vowed to embark on a solo trek from Lagos to Abuja if All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari emerged as the winner of the March 28th general election.
Suleiman’s arrival in Abjua caused traffic jams along the Kubwa expressway where thousands of fans gathered to see him.
Speaking to the Journalists in the midst of crowd Suleiman said that he wanted to fulfill a promise he made two years ago. “I made a promise for this mission to show my love for the leader of the masses, General Muhammadu Buhari and for the 13 days journey I have embarked upon, I have condemned five pairs of canvass shoes.”
However, there are questions that Suleiman did not address to the reporters who interviewed him upon his arrival to Abuja.
Ahmad Salkida, who witnessed Mr. Suleiman’s arrival to Abuja, said that “I am not good at maths or physics but did Suleiman use a compass or other modern equipments to track his movements?”
“What is the expert accound on the number of hours a man like Suleiman needs to cover such a distance?” he added.
Hashimu Suleiman told reporters at the scene that the journey took 13 days. However he did not provide important details on the time he left Lagos or the going away celebrations he may have had.
Significantly, Mr. Suleiman also did not explain his walking and resting schedule along the arduous 746Km journey, which would be more than a 9 hour drive by car.
Mr. Suleiman also did not explain the people he met along his more than two week walk, or where he stayed during the journey.
President-Elect Buhari does not know Mr. Hashimu, but he promised to see upon his arrival to Abuja. As at time of filling this report he was being led into the City Center by an unprecedented crowd who accompanied and policemen who are controlling the crowd around him.