President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday explained the reason behind his 800m trek in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, after observing Eid prayers at Kofar Arewa Eid Ground and the humbling hero’s welcome from the well-wishers that lined the street.
The president’s walk resurfaced the sparring between his supporters and critics over his fitness for office after the 2019 election.
In his tweet, he wrote:
Much has been said about my walk in Daura,a few days ago. I didn’t do it to prove my fitness to anybody. The people of my constituency came out in large numbers to see me, & the car in which I was had tinted windows. So I decided to come out of the car so the people could see me.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 24, 2018