A 26-year-old Nigerian graduate, Gaddafi Musa, has opened up on the reason he rode a bicycle from Kastina to Lagos State in celebration of the victory of President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Hotnewsdrop learnt that the Convener and Director-General of Bola Tinubu 4 President 2023 Support Group, Fola Tinubu, met with Musa in Ikeja on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
At the reception, Musa, a native of Funtua in Katsina State and 2022 graduate of the Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, said that he embarked on the journey on 26 February and got to Lagos on 10 March.
According to him, his love for the former governor of Lagos State made him engage in the journey and had been looking forward to seeing him physically.
Musa said he rode from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m daily and had stopovers in some cities, which include Zaria, Kaduna, Suleja, Minna, Bida, Mokwa, Jebba, Ogbomoso, Ibadan, and Ogere to sleep.
The graduate stressed that some people had discouraged him from the journey over issues of insecurity but he made up his mind to face whatever the journey might bring.
He said: “What made me ride bicycle from my state to Lagos is because I love Tinubu. During the electioneering, I didn’t have anything to give him.
“If it is money, I don’t have to give him but I wanted to see him face-to-face. I only see him on television and posters. I did this to see the person that I love. I started on Sunday February 26 after casting my votes on Saturday.
“I left before INEC declared the winner because I had 100 per cent assurance that Tinubu would win the election
“I am satisfied I took this journey. My body is fine except for some pains in the legs and buttocks. I did all these because of Tinubu.
“No one supported me when I wanted to embark on this journey. All I wanted Tinubu to know is that I love him. My ambition is to see him
Some thought that kidnappers would take me on the road while some people doubted if I would be able to see Tinubu”.
While commending Musa for his love for Tinubu, Fola said that the step taken by the student demonstrated that young people loved and cared for Tinubu.
He said: “Tinubu has been saying it since he became the president-elect that he would be the president of the youth and he is going create a Nigeria that will make the youth prosper.
“Tinubu cares about the youth. His focus is to create an enabling environment for the youth to thrive. We need to follow and believe in his leadership.
“We thank Musa for the effort but unfortunately, Tinubu is in Abuja now; that is why I said I would meet with him”