A physically challenged man, Musa Ibrahim yesterday embarked on a trek from Kaduna to Abuja in solidarity for General Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.
Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna shortly before he embark on the journey yesterday, Musa, 30, amputee and father of two said the decision to trek to Abuja is to deliver a message to the President-elect on the need to consider the physically challenged or handicaps and give them recognition in his government.
According to him, “there is need for All Progressive Congress, APC led government to look into the plight of disables, particularly in the areas of employment and political appointments.
“I don’t think past administrations were fair to the disables in this country , they talk about our plight yet do less to help us”
The amputee who kicked off the trekking from Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Kaduna expressed optimism that APC led government under General Buhari will tackle issues of injustices meted out on the less privileged in the society over the years.
Ibrahim who said he was part of the progressive Nigerians that voted out PDP because of non performance urged Nigerians from all the geo-political zones to support Buhari to fight corruption and looting in government that plunged the country into the current economic woes.
“Buhari has made the promise to eradicate corruption and stabilize the economy, but he can only succeed if we support him” Ibrahim stated.
Fielding question on how he intends to make the journey without hands, Ibrahim said it is one of those sacrifices he is making on behalf of the disables to ensure that Buhari government does not fail.
“I can eat and drink water myself, so, I am fully prepared for whatever challenges that will come up during the journey.” He said.
He said all things being equal, in a matter of few days, he hope to arrive Abuja and deliver the messages he is going with to him personally.
Earlier, the Chairman of APC Nasarawa ward in Chikun local government area, Abubakar Umar commended the determination of the amputee in embarking on such solidarity trek.
Before Ibrahim took off, a prayer session was held for him for journey mercies by Auwal Mohammed and Jabilu Isah.
Some friends and well wishers accompanied some distance before he was bided fare well.