As several people trekked long distances to felicitate with winners of the just concluded 2015 general elections, two people have commenced trekking from Makarfi to Kaduna to sympathise with Gov. Muktar Yero.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yero lost the Kaduna State Governorship seat to Malam Nasir El-Rufai during the April 11 election.
Speaking in an interview with Journalists in Zaria on Sunday, one of the trekkers, Malam Rabi’u Sarkin-Musulmi, said they started the journey early Sunday morning at about 2:00a.m.
“We started the journey from Makarfi, headquarters of Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State at about 2:00a.m. and we expect to be in Kaduna by 1:00p.m. on Monday, May 11.
“The essence of our trekking is to go and sympathise with Gov. Muktar Yero over his defeat during the governorship election.
“We want to show him love, concern and encourage him not to give-up on his political ambition”, he said.
His co-trekker, Malam Abdulmuminu Dakare, said as bonafide PDP members, they believed that power comes from God Almighty, “this is what our leader, Gov. Muktar Yero is preaching.
“He always believes that nobody can give you power except God Almighty, the giver and taker of all powers,” he said.
Dakare also said that they initiated the trek to satisfy their urge and to convey a message of succour and relief to the out-going governor. (NAN)