By Musa Tanimu Nasidi
Lokoja the confluence city , stood still Saturday as thousands of supporters and admirers of the All Progressive Congress, APC Chairmanship aspirant for Local Government Area,Hon. Bin-Ebaiya Tijjani Shehu(BEST), besieged Mount Pati to attend the 2rd edition of WALK WITH BEST.
The supporters came from different parts of the state and environs in the morning to participate in the event lineup to Mark Hon Bin-Ebaiya Tijjani Shehu’s birthday.
Hundreds of enthusiastic youth,Politicians,market women and voluntary organizations besieged all the roads leading to mount Pati, where they matched to the top hill charting solidarity songs in support of their darling aspirant and human mobiliser,Bin-Ebaiya.
Mount Pati the venue of the event, was filled to the brim, with hundreds of youths,the elderly,girls,horse ridder,musicians and bikers riding in and out displaying portraits of Bin-Ebaiya Tijjani Shehu,a.k.a BEST.
Upon arrival, Shehu and his darling wife,Aminah Bin-Ebaiya had a rousing welcome by teaming supporters who walked for over 7kilmetres in support of Bin-Ebaiya Tijjani Shehu.
The huge crowd that thronged venue to participate in the second edition of WALK WITH BEST, according to political analysts, was the largest political gatherings in the confluence city since this year’s by-election in Kogi/Lokoja Federal Constituency.
The interpretation political analysts have given Saturday turnout is that the people are now ready to entrust their mandate with Shehu, the youngest,humane,philanthropist and a grassroot democrat in Lokoja Local Government in particular and Kogi State in general.
Addressing the mammoth crowd Hon. Bin-Ebaiya Tijjani Shehu, thanked them for their support.
He assured the gathering of his determinations to continued with what he know best:”I will continued to associate with you as my door remain open to all and sundry.
This event would be observe annually by the grace of God we’ll make the third edition more attractive,” he said.
He admonished youths to avoid criminal act and be productive:” I want to use this occasion of my birthday to call on our youths to be productive by engaging themselves positively, we must avoid cultism ,drugs and other vices so that together we will build a society that we’ll all be proud of,” he said
The chairmanship aspirant who was flanked by his wife Mrs Amina Bin-ebaiya, expressed his appreciation to all the organizations and individuals who made this year edition of WALK WITH BEST successful.
The carnival-like event was attended by politicians across the all the political parties,Chief Press Secretary to former Speaker, Comrade Ali Yakubu ,Alhaji Muhammad Danladi and Comrade Isah T. Umar ,the APC Lokoja 1state Constituency candidate.
Others are: non governmental organizations, youth and women associations and a host of othersShare this on WhatsApp