The trekking trend in honour of politicians who won the concluded Nigeria’s 2015 general elections has taken a new dimension as a 200-level student of the Open University of Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Iyoke trekked from Aba to Nsukka to honour the Enugu State Governor-elect, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the trekker arrived Nsukka town at about 1:02 p.m. on Saturday.
Iyoke, who hails from Ukehie in Igboetiti Local Government Area of the state, told newsmen on Saturday in Nsukka, that he took off for the journey from CMS road in Aba on May 4, at about 4: 30 a.m and then arrived Nsukka five days later..
He said “I did it to honour the governor-elect of Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; we have been waiting for long for a governor of Nsukka extraction.
“I started my journey on Monday by 4.30 am, it was full of joy; I was not told by anybody to embark on this journey”.
Dressed in a polo T-shirt, shorts and white sneakers, Iyoke said Nsukka people had suffered marginalisation for a long time, adding that ”it’s somebody from Nsukka that knows the needs of Nsukka people.”
“There is no good roads and electricity in Nsukka; only the people from Nsukka know the needs of Nsukka people. Nsukka people have been marginalised for a very long; I am happy that Nsukka man has been elected governor of Enugu State. This small signpost on my hand were many when I started this long trekking, I dropped many of them along the roads I passed. At night, I look for where to sleep in order to continue the journey by 4:30 a.m. the next day.”