Man trekking from Yola to Abuja to see Buhari, arrives Bauchi.




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Bauchi- A middle-aged man, Malam Abubakr Umar, who started trekking Yola, Adamawa, on April 26, to celebrate the victory President-elect, Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Bauchi on Saturday, on way to Abuja.

Umar, 43, popularly called “Duduwalle” by residents Jimeta in Yola North Local Government Area Adamawa , told newsmen in Bauchi that he was carrying more than 300 letters requests people of the North East sub-region, to Buhari.

According to him, most the letters contained requests urging the president-elect to address the problem insecurity and re-build the sub-region.

He said that the letters were given to him by people along the road, adding that “some have also asked me to appeal to Buhari to scrap the office of the .”

The Walker said the had told him that the office would provide them the opportunity to benefit and other benefits.

He explained that walk to Abuja was also to identify with notable Adamawa indigenes, such as the Vice President, ; Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Aliyu Mustapha; and wife of the president-elect, Hajiya .

The walker said main objective for the trekking, was to further encourage the President-elect to carry on with plans for Nigeria, especially the North East sub-region, ravaged by insurgency.

Meanwhile, Umar had left for Abuja on foot, after his brief stopover in Bauchi. (NAN)