Trekking trend: Woman with 40 day old baby journeys from Minna to Abuja

Trekking trend: Woman with 40 day old baby journeys from Minna to Abuja

Yvonne Williams

A 35 year old woman mother of five Alice Daniel has embarked on a trek from Minna to Abuja in honour of president-elect Muhammadu Buhari.

Alice is not going on the journey alone as she has taken her youngest child, a 40-day-old baby on her quest.

Daniel, 35, reportedly told Newsline that she was inspired to trek for Buhari when her husband, Abdulwasiu, said he had a dream that President Goodluck Jonathan was going to lose the presidential election to Buhari.

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.

Trekker with 40 day old baby

She stated that before the elections, the issue was discussed again with her husband and three other people present, where she promised that if Buhari won the election and was declared winner she would trek from Minna to Abuja to personally congratulate him for the victory.

According to her, she gave birth to her last child on April 2, 2015, and remained determined to fulfill her promise when Buhari won.

Although her family tried to dissuade her from embarking on the journey, but she ventured on the quest to  fulfill her promise.

She subsequently embarked on her journey around 6 a.m on Sunday at from Chanchaga bridge in Niger State. She walks between 6:00am to 5:00pm daily and rests at intervals.

On Monday, Daniel was said to be around Baidna Village, near Kwakuti, along Minna-Suleja Road.
According the report, “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 mission.”
She also stated that once she gets to Abuja she will head straight to Buhari’s campaign office where she hopes to be led to the president-elect.

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