Double amputee embarks on solidarity trek from Kaduna to Abuja
AS part of solidarity for the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, a double amputee, Mallam Musa Ibrahim has embarked on a trek from Kaduna to Abuja where he is expected to meet with the President- elect.
Musa, 30, and a father of two, who spoke to journalists shortly before he began his endurance trek, said the decision to embark on the journey to Abuja, was to deliver a message to the president-elect on the need to consider the physically-challenged and give them the necessary recognition in his government.
According to him, there is a need for the APC-led government to look into the plight of physically challenged persons, particularly in the areas of employment and political appointments.
“I don’t think past administrations were fair to the disabled persons in this country. They talked about our plights yet did nothing to help us.”
The amputee, who flagged off his journey from Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Kaduna, was optimistic that the APC- led government under General Buhari would tackle issues of injustices meted out on the less- privileged in the society over the years.
“Buhari has promised to eradicate corruption and stabilise the economy, but he can only succeed if we support him,” Ibrahim explained.
On how he intended to make the journey under his present state, Ibrahim said it was one of those sacrifices he was making on behalf of the disabled persons to ensure that the Buhari government would not fail.
“I can eat and drink water myself, so I am fully prepared for whatever challenges that will come up during the journey.”
According to him, “All things being equal, in a few days, I hope to arrive Abuja and deliver the message personally.”
Earlier, the Chairman of APC Nasarawa Ward in Chikun Local Council, Abubakar Umar commended the determination of the amputee to embark on the solidarity trek.
Before Ibrahim took off, a prayer session was held for him for a successful journey by Islamic clerics, Auwal Mohammed and Jabilu Isah.
Friends and well-wishers accompanied him to cover some distance before bidding him farewell.