Usman Madaki, the 51-year-old man trekking from Bauchi to Lagos in support of Ahmed Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition, has arrived in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara.


Speaking with NAN before departing Ilorin on Wednesday, he said even though he has never met the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, he is a big fan of the former Lagos governor.

Madaki, who is also an indigene of Bauchi, said he commenced the trekking on June 10 and planned to arrive in Lagos on Saturday (June 25).

He said he has faced a lot of challenges throughout the journey, which include what he suspects to be a kidnapping attempt between Kafanchan and Zangon Kataf.


He also said some people even mistook him to be a member of the Boko Haram group. He added that when they noticed he was not looking harmful, they escorted him out of the town.

“I want to meet Tinubu in Lagos to celebrate with him on his victory as the presidential candidate of the APC,” he said.

“I share the belief that he will be Nigeria’s next President. I like Tinubu, he is my godfather even though he doesn’t know me.


“I will be leaving for Oyo State today, I think it is not far like that.”

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