Buhari’s Victory: Woman, With 40 Day Old Baby, Treks To Abuja To Fulfil Vow (Photo)


Since the victory of Gen.
Muhammadu Buhari in the
March 28 presidential
election in Nigeria, many
Nigerians have been
trekking in solidarity and
celebration of his victory
from different directions of
the country to Abuja, the
nation’s federal capital city.
It all started with the 33 year
old Suleiman Hasheem, who
trekked from Lagos to Abuja
in fulfilment of a promise he
made about two years ago,
that should Gen.
Muhammadu Buhari win the
2015 presidential election, he
would trek from wherever he
was to Abuja, which he did.
The latest in the league of
the trekkers is a 35 year old
nursing mother, Mrs. Alice
Daniel, who is now on her
way from Minna to Abuja to
fulfill a promise she made
also, just before the March 28
presidential and National
Assembly elections.
Narrating her story in an
exclusive interview with
Newsline, Mrs. Alice, a
mother of five, said it all
started when her husband,
Abdulwasiu informed her
that he had a dream that
President Goodluck Jonathan
was going to lose the
presidential election to
She said she told her
husband that it would not be
possible for an incumbent
president to lose the election
to an opposition candidate,
adding that even if he won,
he would not be declared
winner as was the case in the
2007 and 2011. At the time,
she said, she was heavily
pregnant and due for the
labour ward.
Mrs. Alice said prior to the
election, the issue came up
again in one of their
discussions with her husband
and three other people
present, where she promised
that if Gen. Buhari won the
election and was declared
winner she would trek from
Minna to Abuja to personally
congratulate him for the
According to her, she gave
birth to her last child on
April 2, 2015, and that she
was determined to fulfill her
promise with the declaration
of Gen. Buhari as the winner
of the March 28 presidential
Mrs. Alice, a Gbagyi by tribe,
from Shiroro Local
Government Area of Niger
State, told Newsline that
there were efforts by her
husband, mother and some
family members as well as
friends to stop her, but that
her mind was made up to
fulfill the promise she had
made to herself.
She took off on the foot
journey at about 6:00am on
Sunday, from Chanchaga
bridge, and while sharing
the experience of her
mission so far, she said it
was fun and that some
motorists who were ignorant
of her mission offered to
assist her but she declined,
while others gave her
When asked of the health
hazard of her mission on her
and her newly born baby
girl, considering the fact that
she gave birth just barely 40
days ago, she expressed
optimism that nothing would
happen to her and her child
and that the only thing she
looked forward to was for
her to accomplish her
Mrs. Alice, who resides at
Anguwan Daji, in Chanchaga
Local Government Area of
Niger State, said if she
reached Abuja she will head
straight to Gen. Buhari’s
campaign office where she
hoped to be led to the
Mrs. Alice said she intends to
walk between 6:00am to
5:00pm daily and rest at
And as at the time of
compiling this report, Mrs.
Alice Daniel was already
around Baidna Village, near
Kwakuti, along Minna-Suleja
Road where Newsline had
this interview with her,


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