Buhari abandoned me after I celebrated his re-election by drinking gutter water – Supporter cries out
A man from Bauchi state in Nigeria, Aliyu Muhammed Sani, has expressed regret for drinking gutter water to celebrate the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The man, who is also known as Ali Gayu Na Baba Buhari, said he felt abandoned and betrayed after the incident as no assistance was offered to him.
Sani had vowed to spend some minutes inside a gutter and drink the drainage water if President Buhari won re-election.
A video of him fulfilling the vow by drinking the gutter water went viral on social media.
However, four years later, Sani said he regretted his actions and felt let down by the people who made promises to him.
Speaking on Thursday, March 23, in Bauchi, he revealed that he had dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because he felt that all the people who made promises to him had failed to deliver.
Sani’s viral video had shown him inside a gutter drinking the dirty water and later coming out with the ‘4+4’ sign in celebration of President Buhari’s victory.
However, the man now says he regrets his actions and feels that he was left to die after the incident.
The incident serves as a reminder that people should be careful about making promises they cannot keep and also to avoid engaging in dangerous actions that could pose a threat to their health and wellbeing.
He said; “My name is Aliyu Mohammed Sani, popularly known as Ali Gayu Na Baba Buhari, but that was in the past.
“Almost everybody is aware that when Muhammadu Buhari won the 2019 election, I took bath and drank from the gutter in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory.
He noted that several APC bigwigs he contacted continued on making empty promises while others claimed they could not help him because he kept stressing the role of Musa Azare, a member of the APC, to his life.
“That is why I am here to categorically state that from today, anybody who calls me or addresses me as Ali Gayu Na Baba Buhari will be sued in court.
“Now I have become Ali Gayu Na Baba Kauran Bauchi and Musa Ahmed Azare, the Jagaban of Jagaban Katagum. I congratulate the Governor on his re-election victory,” he said.