A 31-year-old man, Mohammed Umar has begun a walk from Gombe to Abuja as a demonstration of support for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the forthcoming general election.
Umar who is a member of TinKas Tinubu/Shettima Support Group will walk 425-kilometre to show solidarity for Tinubu.
Umar said the support group had been mobilising support in the North-East for the APC to ensure its victory at all levels in the 2023 general election.
He added that North-East is for Tinubu and his running mate, saying that his walk to Abuja is to inform of opening campaign office in Gombe State.
He stated that TinKas support group has been sensitising youths across the North-East on the need to collect their Permanent Voter Card ahead of the 2023 elections.
“Tinubu has picked our own, Sen. Kashim Shettima, as his running mate; the best we can do for him is to mobilise support for him to secure massive votes for them from the North-East.
“Tinubu has shown capacity and competence, same for Shettima; so supporting their candidature to ensure victory in 2023 will be for the benefits of Nigerians.
“I am also going to Abuja to personally invite our leaders, Sen. Tinubu and Shettima, to come and open our campaign office in Gombe State. I have some malaria drugs with me should I fall sick in the course of the walk to Abuja.
“The walk will be mainly during the day and anytime it is night, I will look for security checkpoint, introduce myself and pass the night in the place.
“I have the support of my family in this endeavour, I have the full support and blessings of my family members,” he said.