Apparently peeved with the country’s ruling party, a former supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Isa Mohammed Munlaila, on Thursday began trekking to Abuja from Lagos in protest against what he called the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dressed in a black T-Shirt and carrying a box painted in what seemed like the colours of the ruling party flag — green, white, blue and red — he stated that the walk is also to protest against the re-election bid of President Buhari.
The box had the inscription: ‘R.I.P. APC.’
Speaking with newsmen before he formally commenced his journey on Thursday morning, Munlaila lamented that there is suffering in the country, and that the present administration has failed in fulfilling its campaign promises.
His words: “Actually, I want to show my disappointment with this APC. As you can see, the youths of this country are very angry. APC promised us heaven on earth, they promised us three million jobs in a year, but now, we don’t even have 500,000 jobs in four years.
“I trekked during the victory in 2015, we all trekked to celebrate the victory because there was a change in the government and we thought we got change.
“Nobody motivated me. I have my money and I use my money to do what I want to do. I am just representing the youths of this country. I am not for any party. I am only for anyone who has the youths at heart.”
The walk against Buhari is a switch for the man who claimed to have also walked from Lagos to Lokoja in 2015 in support of Buhari and the aspiration of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.