By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
A trekker, Muhammed Isa, 32, has once again embarked on a walk from Lagos to Abuja in solidarity with the Ali-Modu Sheriff’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction.
Isa, who started the walk from Berger footbridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, told newsmen before departing at about 9.12 a.m. that youths of the party support Sheriff as the Chairman.
“I am on solidarity trek from Lagos to Abuja to show my support and the support of youths to Sheriff as the authentic national Chairman of PDP,’’ he said.
Blackface News reports that internal leadership squabbles had factionalised PDP with Alhaji Ahmed Markafi leading the other.
Isa, a graduate of Psychology, claimed that the youth felt that Sheriff was the best person to manage the affairs of the party.
“I want to make something clear, Ali-Modu Sheriff is someone who is honest and listens to grassroots politicians; he has been working tirelessly to ensure that PDP regains its lost glory.
“This is the type of person we need as a leader to move the party forward,’’ he said.
The indigene of Borno said he hoped to finish the trek within 23 days.
“I have already planned my journey, I will be trekking from morning to evening, wherever dusk meets me, I look for an accommodation there.
“After morning prayers, I will resume trekking,’’ he said.
Asked about the security measures he has in place, Isa said he had none but believed God was with him.
“I believe with Allah on my side, no evil will befall me because I am not doing something that is bad or injurious to the country,’’ he said.