Trekkers for Atiku stranded in Yola, unable to meet ex VP
Lately, the new-found trek-for-politician trend has been recording bad news.
Recently, Bauchi State Police Command declared one of Buhari trekkers missing. The trekker, Nurudeen Maimako, of Dass town, Bauchi State, left home on May 15 for Abuja. His whereabout is unknown.
In a related development but with less severity, three men, who trekked to Yola in honour of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, are now stranded in Yola and unable to see their mentor.
The men, Salihu Jibrin, Aliyu Adamu and Abubakar Suleiman, have not lost the hope of seeing Atiku or his representatives to deliver their messages and return to the comfort of their homes.
“I trekked for 38 days all the way from Lagos to Yola to see Atiku in view of his role over APC victory in the general election but up to now I was unable to see him.
“I am now stranded with no money to go back; at times I sleep in motor park or squat with good Samaritans,” Jibrin said .
Adamu, who rode bicycle from Kaduna to Yola, said he spent eight days on the way.
“I want to thank the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Adamawa Council, Mr Baba Zare, who had been assisting me since arrival to cope with the difficult situation I found myself.
“I want to meet Atiku before finding my way back to Kaduna,” Adamu said.
On his part, Suleiman, who trekked from Shelleng town, Adamawa, to Yola said he had been squatting from one relation to the other while waiting for an opportunity to see Atiku before going back home.