Five years after trekking for Muhammadu Buhari, a man has finally reaped the reward of his long walk for democracy, or so it seems.
Dahiru Buba reportedly trekked from Gombe to Abuja to celebrate President Buhari’s 2015 electoral triumph over Goodluck Jonathan.
But Buba, a native of Dukku local government area of Gombe state, ended up with limb pains.
He got no hand from the political class until he recently cried out for help.
Gombe governor Inuwa Yahaya gave Buba a car and N2 million on Monday “for taking the pains and risks to show solidarity with Mr President and our great party, people like Buba should not be neglected”.
This is according to a statement by the governor’s spokesperson Ismaila Misilli.
“By embarking on that solidarity trek, Dahiru Buba had shown patriotism and support, he should therefore be appreciated and encouraged,” the statement reads.
The governor said he made sure that medical attention was given to Buba, and that he (Buba) is now responding to treatment.
“So, on learning about his condition, first I directed that he should be taken to the hospital for proper medical attention and I am happy that he is now better after undergoing his first round of treatment,” he said.
“As far as we are concerned in the APC and in this administration, no genuine effort or sacrifice will go unrewarded, no matter how long it takes.
“So, on behalf of our dear President and our beloved party, we say a big thank you for your show of support and solidarity”.
Buba thanked the governor and the president for the honour and promised judicious use of the gifts.