The wind of CHANGE is unstoppable in Nigeria. This is the story on the lips of Mr Bunmi Ogunleye, the first Nigerian in Diaspora to make the bold decision to embark on a “solidarity” walk in support of General Muhammadu Buhari’s landslide victory at the polls earlier this year.
Bunmi Ogunleye who plans to go on a 7 kilometres walk by road on the day of the inauguration from Stratford Tube Station from 12noon, is one of Buhari’s loyalist excited by the President-elect’s plans to “change” Nigeria for the better.
Another of Buhari’s fan, Duduwalle also walked 800 kilometres by road from Yola to Abuja and Suleiman Hashimu or “The traveller” who started the trend walked from Lagos to Abuja and was met by Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking to APC UK, Bunmi Ogunleye confirmed that so far 5 people had requested to join him in the two-hour walk from Stratford station to Northumberland Avenue, London where the Nigerian High Commission is situated.
The ‘Buharist’ said he was prepared for the long walk: “I am fit. I do park runs every Saturdays. “
Buhari will perform well in his duties when he is sworn on the 29th of this month, Bunmi Ogunleye said, adding that “I was around when Buhari was President in 1985.
“He started War against Indiscipline (WAI) which helped to fight corruption. We are faced with the same problem that we had then. I say to people, if we had followed Buhari’s policies up till now, Nigeria will not be the way it is now.”
Ex-Nollywood actress annoyed some fans last week by calling young people silly for choosing to trek in celebration of Buhari’s win on March 28th but Bunmi Ogunleye is unperturbed about what people say about him. “My colleagues know I am a Buharist. I have a picture of Buhari on my office-desk.
“For once in the history of Nigeria you could feel the sense of pride and hope that things are going to get better.
“The best thing to do is to support our new government and make Buhari’s tenure a successful one.