By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 brought joy, singing and dancing to many Nigerians, especially the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyalists who through the mantra campaign of change, they sent packing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government at the Central and many states throughout the federation.
Abubakar Duduwale and many young Nigerians from other parts of the country trekked hundreds of kilometers to celebrate Buhari’s victory.
The journey Duduwale, an indigene of Ganye LGA of Adamawa State took from Yola City gate to Abuja took over eight hundred kilometers before he reached Abuja.
Abubakar in 2015, became famous and turned a youth activist trekking from state to state educating young Nigerians on the dangers of taking drugs indiscriminately.
But the historic world trekker to celebrate Buhari and democracy is in serious agony of how life is treating him upside down.
According to him, he went through health challenges with one of his legs almost amputated because of the hundreds of kilometres he covered trekking, preaching peace, unity and advising youth to shun drugs.
Recently, his children were seen roaming the streets of Jimeta because he can’t pay their fees.
When contacted, Duduwale in tears, told our correspondent that feeding them is a problem talk less of paying their fees.
“My life has become a subject of mockery. Anywhere I go, people have turned me to a laughing stock to the extent that I searched for all manners of job but I couldn’t find any,” Abu Bakar said.
He expressed worries that the government in the state has not being kind to him as several times he visit Government House in an effort to see the governor to help him with a job, but some of his aides will tell hm to go to Buhari because he trekked for him.
“People fail to understand that the first trekking I did in 2015 was to honour Buhari and democracy, but the subsequent ones I did was for peace and unity of our nation and create awareness for our youths to shun all forms of illicit drugs.
“They are now politicizing it and making me subject of mockery,” he lamented.
He called on President Buhari who has been a source of support to him to help him out of his sorry state.
“Nenne- I mean the First Lady, Mrs Aishatu Buhari you are our mother from Adamawa State please don’t leave me to end this way. The SGF, Boss mustapha remember me at this trying time of mine. Likewise Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, I’m calling on you to save my life,” Duduwale begged.
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna