Man to walk from Abuja to Otuoke for Jonathan
First, it began with Hasheem Suleiman walking from Lagos to Abuja in honour of election victory of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
Then a woman, Hajiya Talatu decided to trek from Kaduna to Abuja in honour of the president-elect.
In a similar twist, a man has started a long journey from Abuja to the hometown of President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
Oladele John Nihi, an indigene of Kogi State began his journey on May 4 at 6 am from Abuja. He hoped to be at Otuoke before May 29 when Jonathan will officially handover to Buhari.
He said he was motivated to embark on his adventure because he believed President Jonathan did Nigerians a lot of good by accepting his defeat at the presidential polls quickly. A moved he believed would strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.
“This is to honour democratic hero, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for sustaining our Democracy,m and for keeping to his promise of free, fair and transparent election, President Jonathan deserves the stress.
“Most importantly proving that indeed no blood of any Nigerian is worth his ambition, I chose to celebrate him by trekking.
“Even if all I can do is to clean and sweep his compound in Otuoke before his official hand over 29th May, 2015, I am okay with that”.
Since he began his journey, Nihi has received messages of solidarity from notable Nigerians including Senator Smart Adeyemi and Comrade Jude Imagwe, SSA to President Jonathan. Nihi, in his twitter post claimed that Imagwe was his boss.
He also been criticised by some for trying to stage a belated publicity stunt in favour of the president.