The 75 young people who set out from Kebbi State in solidarity with the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari 17 days ago arrived Abuja yesterday evening at about 7.30pm.
The trekkers, who were received at the Zhabu filling station along the Kubwa Expressway by Senator Adamu Aliero, said disclosed that they were 62 when they began the trek from Jega local government area of Kebbi State and when they got to Miama local government area, 13 others joined them, making them 75. They disclosed that they left on May 9, at about 8am.
The spokesperson of the group, Mallam Abubakar Bulu, explained that when Buhari was in Kebbi State to campaign, the youth trekked from Jega to Kebbi to witness his campaign. It was while there that they promised to trek from Kebbi to Abuja in his honour if he wins the election.
“They are from different local government areas in the state, not just from Jega. They started their journey on May 9 and, throughout the journey, we were well received by APC supporters and well wishers in various towns and villages.
“Starting from Jaga, Miayama, Yawuri, Kontagora, Tegena, Zungeru, Minna, Suleja and, eventually, when we stopped at the Zhabu filling station in Kubwa.
“Wherever they passed the nights they were well accommodated by well wishers and supporters. This exercise was organised by former governor of Kebbi State and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Muhammadu Adamu Aliero,” he said.
The young people were hosted and taken care of by Aliero.