So not all “political trekkers” received grand receptions and cash/kind gifts. Three men who trekked to Yola in honour of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, are not only stranded in Yola but have been denied access to see their mentor.
The aggrieved men, Salihu Jibrin, Aliyu Adamu and Abubakar Suleiman while narrating their ordeal to newsmen on Saturday added that all they wanted was to
deliver their messages to Atiku or his representatives and go back home.
Jibrin narrated, “I trekked for 38 days all the way from Lagos to Yola to see Atiku in view of his role over APC’s victory in the general election but up to now I am unable to see him. I am now stranded with no money to go back; at times I sleep in motor parks or squat with good Samaritans election.” Jibrin said.
“I want to thank the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Adamawa Council, Baba Zare, who had been assisting me since arrival to cope with the difficult situation I found myself. I want to meet Atiku before finding my way back to Kaduna.” Adamu rode on a bicycle from Kaduna to Yola said.
Suleiman, who trekked from Shelleng town, Adamawa, to Yola said he had been squatting from one relation to the other.