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Man who walked from Gombe to Abuja for Buhari seeks public help to treat broken limbs

Dahiru Buba says he only received a certificate for 550 kilometres walk for the Nigerian president.

• November 6, 2020
Dahiru Buba
Dahiru Buba [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

A Nigerian man who walked over 550 kilometres to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 has launched a public appeal to raise funds to treat his broken limbs.

Daily Trust reported on Friday that Dahiru Buba, from Dukku Local Government Area, Gombe, asked for support from Governor Inuwa

Yahaya and other ruling party chiefs to come to his aid.

“Since the time I conducted the trekking, the limb pain is growing by the day,” Mr. Buba told Daily Trust.

He said the only reward he received for the 2015 walk was a certificate from Mai Mala Buni that acknowledged his status as a good fan of Mr. Buhari and the APC. Mr. Mala Buni is now the governor of Yobe. He gave Mr. Buba the certificate in his previous capacity as APC secretary. 

The ruling party supporter also sought public support to clear school fees of his children. 

Dozens of Nigerians walked from different parts of the country to Abuja to show support for Mr. Buhari when he became the first politician to defeat an incumbent president in March 2015. Some of the walkers have since publicly expressed regrets for supporting the president, whose economic and social policies have drawn widespread criticism.

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