A 30-year-old graduate of Benue State University, David Aper Nyor, has trekked from Makurdi to the Federal Capital Territory.
He said he had been on the road for four days and that the effort was to mark the swearing-in of President Bola Tinubu.
The loyalist arrived the national headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Friday.
Sometime in early May, Nyor, who is president of Benue Youth Volunteers for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had disclosed his plans to embark on a road journey, on foot, from Makurdi, Benue State capital, to Abuja.
He had vowed to arrive Abuja early enough to witness the inauguration of President Tinubu. However, he arrived Abuja five days after his idol’s inauguration, which held May 29.
Nyor, who hails from Konshisha LGA of Benue State, however embarked on his journey on May 29, the same day Tinubu was sworn-in, and arrived Abuja on Friday afternoon.
trekking on the highway of Makurdi to Abuja is not something I can recommend to anybody
Dressed in a white T-Shirt on black joggers and a black fez cap, the road warrior looked unkempt, and made his way to the near-empty party secretariat at about 2.30 pm to announce his arrival.
Detailing his experience, the young man disclosed that trekking on the highway of Makurdi to Abuja was not something he can recommend to anybody.
“I thought it was going to be easy, but when I started, my legs were paining me. That was when I knew that trekking that far is not easy but because of the promise I had made to the people, I kept on trekking,” Nyor said.
He said the arduous exercise was in fulfilment of his vow to trek in honour of the godfather-turned-preident if he won the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
“I was hanging out with some of my mates, majorly Obidients [Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi’s supporters] and we were discussing who will win the presidential election and I said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will win due to his track records in Lagos State as governor and his relationship with people across the country.
My only request is to take a photoshoot standing beside my president so that when I return to Benue, everyone will see me with my president
“I also said he was the only candidate whose associates from 1999 are still with him, unlike Peter Obi who has no relationship with many Nigerians. The only relationship he has was in Anambra State, which is not strong enough.
“One of them told me if Tinubu wins, he will leave Nigeria and I replied that if Tinubu becomes president, I will trek from Benue to Abuja to honour his victory.
“He governed well while he was in charge of Lagos State; so, I expect that he will do well as the president of Nigeria,” Nyor said.
When asked if he expects any reward from Tinubu for his four-day trek, the graduate of Educational Management said, “My only request is to take a photoshoot standing beside my president so that when I return to Benue, everyone will see me with my president.”
This story first appeared in PUNCH