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Katsina Man Rides Bicycle from Katsina to Lagos Just to Meet Bola Tinubu

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By Uche Amunike

A 26-year-old man, Gaddafi Musa, who hails from Funtua in Katsina State, has claimed that he rode a bicycle from Katsina to Lagos, between February 26 and March 10, just to celebrate the victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

Musa was received by the Convener and Director- General of Bola Tinubu for President Support Group, Fola Tinubu, Wednesday, in Ikeja.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Bola Tinubu winner of the February 25th polls on March 1.

During his reception, Gaddafi Musa, who is a graduate of the Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, stated that he took off to Lagos from Katsina on his bicycle for the 12 day journey because of his deep love for Bola Tinubu.

According to him, he had great confidence that Tinubu would win the election, which was why he took off for Lagos even before INEC began to collate the results.

Hear him: ‘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,’ he said.

He explained that he stopped over in some cities to sleep during his trip and listed the cities as Zaria, Kaduna, Bida, Suleja, Minna, Mokwa, Jebba, Ogbomosho , Ibadan and Ogere.

He further stated that he had no intentions of covering more than 80km per day , adding that everyday, he rode from 6am to 6pm. His words: ‘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,’ he added.

In his response, the Convener , Fola Tinubu, thanked Musa for the sacrifice he made in traveling all the way to Lagos to join in the celebration of Bola Tinubu’s victory. His words: ‘Mr Musa said some people tried to discourage him using insecurity, but he made up his mind to face whatever the journey might bring.’

‘He (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 the 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,’ the convener said.

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