Factional chairman of the PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff has gained the admiration of self-acclaimed trekker, Muhammed Isa.
Isa, 32, has vowed to embark on a trip by foot from Lagos to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja in solidarity with Sheriff as the latter continues his battle to take over the PDP.
Isa who started the walk from Berger footbridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, spoke to journalists before departing at about 9.12 a.m.
His words: “I am on solidarity trek from Lagos to Abuja to show my support and the support of youths to Sheriff as the authentic national Chairman of PDP.
“I want to make something clear, Ali-Modu Sheriff is someone who is honest and listens to grassroots politicians; he has been working tirelessly to ensure that PDP regains its lost glory.
“This is the type of person we need as a leader to move the party forward.
“I have already planned my journey, I will be trekking from morning to evening, wherever dusk meets me, I look for an accommodation there. “After morning prayers, I will resume trekking.’’
When asked if he has any security measures in place considering the dangers of trekking that long distance, Isa, a graduate of psychology, said he had none but believed God was with him.
“I believe with Allah on my side, no evil will befall me because I am not doing something that is bad or injurious to the country,’’ he said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Isa also trekked for Nigeria’s former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan when the latter conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari on March 28, 2015.
“The fact that I am a Muslim does not mean that I should not celebrate Jonathan for the sacrifice he made for this country by accepting defeat,’’ he concluded.
Meanwhile, Mr Suleiman Hashimu who trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, is set to embark on another trip.
But Hashimu said he wont be walking this time but will be touring the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with a car to showcase the achievements of the president so far.