Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
A man, Melachi Chidera, riding bicycle from Enugu to Abuja in honour of outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan and President- elect, Muhammadu Buhari, told journalists in Lokoja, Kogi state capital that the outcome of the presidential election has further strengthened the unity of Nigeria.
Chidera who tagged his bike riding, ‘Unity Riding’ commended president Jonathan for reforming Nigerian electoral process, saying that his choice of Prof. Attahiru Jega, was not a misplaced one describing Jega as a man of proven integrity that has ever headed the electoral umpire in the country.
While commending the resilience, courage and boldness of Buhari, he maintained that the names of the two men (Buhari and Jonathan), will be remembered in the history of the nation for their roles in bringing peace to Nigeria and among the diverse tribe across the country.
On Buhari’s directive that young people should desist from trekking or riding bike for him, Chidera noted that he was not aware of the directive before embarking on the journey, but however said that he was particular about showing his love for Buhari and Jonathan.
“I am not a member of any political party neither do I believe in any sectional agenda. I am not aware of the directive of our dear president-elec. But my love for Buhari and Jonathan pushed me to be on the road. They have made us proud” he said we need to show appreciation.
Chidera who hails from Obolloafor in Enugu state, while calling on all Nigerians to support the new president in his promise to bring succour to the ordinary people, said Jonathan needs the prayers of everyone for a peaceful retirement.
While sharing his experiences on his way, Chidera noted that the amount of kindness he received on his way gives him more hope on the oneness and unity of Nigeria, saying that “from what I saw on my way, Nigerians are good and wonderful people