- Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, has given a car gift to a man who trekked for Buhari in 2015
- The man, Dahiru Buba, had last week cried out for help five years after he trekked from Abuja to Gombe
- The governor said he had ordered that Buba should be taken to the hospital for proper medical attention
A 50-year-old native of Dukku local government area of the state, Dahiru Buba, who trekked from Gombe to Abuja to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the 2015 general elections, has received N2 million and a car gift from Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
The Sun reports that Buba who is a staunch supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had reportedly developed limb complications from the trekking.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor in a statement issued by his media aide, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said the aid was to provide a new lease of life to the diehard supporter.
“For taking the pains and risks to show solidarity with Mr. President and our great party, people like Buba should not be neglected. By embarking on that solidarity trek, Dahiru Buba had shown patriotism and support, he should therefore be appreciated and encouraged.”
Presenting the gifts to Buba a commercial driver on Monday, November 16, in Abuja, the governor said he had ordered that Buba should be taken to the hospital for proper medical attention.
“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."
The statement also revealed that in his response, Buba expressed appreciation to President Buhari and the governor for recognising and coming to his aid.
The statement added:
“He said even with his earlier challenges after he returned from his 15-day journey, his spirit had never been dampened in his love for the president and his party."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported about the challenges being faced by Buba after trekking in honour of Buhari's victory in 2015.
Buba was reported to be suffering from serious limb pains and he appealed to his state governor and the leadership of the APC to come to his rescue.
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