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TambuwalThree bicycle riders have arrived Sokoto, the Sokoto State capital from Bauchi state to congratulate the Governor-elect and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on his victory in the April 11 governorship elections in the state.
Mohammed Samaila, Nuhu Ibrahim and Nasiru Ya’u – rode their bicycles for over 870 kilometres from Bauchi and arrived Sokoto by 11.00 am on Monday after spending nine days on the road.
Addressing newsmen after their arrival at the residence of Tambuwal at Gawon Nama area of Sokoto metropolis, the leader of the team, Mohammed Samaila said, “We decided to ride our bicycles to Sokoto to honour Tambuwal because of his steadfastness and commitment towards bringing an end to the visionless and incompetent Peoples Democratic Party-led administration in the country.
“In fact, we faced many challenges while on the road and were forced on two occasions, to repair our bicycles when they developed problem”.
The 30-year-old man, who was kitted in green-white-green track suit, disclosed that they came with messages for Tambuwal from people they met in some villages, who urged the incoming governor to partner with Buhari to tackle unemployment, poverty and corruption in the country.
In his response, Personal Assistant to the Governor-elect, Malam Musa Girkau, who received the riders on behalf of Tambuwal, assured them that Tambuwal was determined to join hands with President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to bring the desired change in the state and the country.
He added that, “I want to assure you that this change is real and that Tambuwal is committed to improving the welfare of the common man”.