President Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met Suleiman Hashimu, the man who walked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate his victory.
The one-time President said, “I heard so many stories that you wore out about half a dozen pair of shoes. But I also understand that there were people who were quite generous to help you to pay for more pairs of shoes, thank you very much indeed.”
An indigene of Katsina, Hashim while answering questions from Journalists said the journey to fulfil the promise he made to God 2 years ago. “I passed through Kwara State, Niger State to Abuja. I trekked from 6:00am to 6:00pm. I started by six anywhere I found myself and by 6:00pm, I passed the night there. I spent 18 days.
“I found myself in the bush once and had to trek till 9:00pm to a nearby village. I am based in Ibadan. I started my journey from Berger in Lagos.”
“I made this promise between me and my God; I don’t want people to believe me. Believe me or not that is why I did not leave any evidence on ground.”
He presented a gift to Buhari and took photographs.