Mohammed Gunddare, the man who charged at President Muhammadu Buhari at Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi state, says he did it because of the love he has for the president.
The man had attempted to run into the president who had posed for photographs with some dignitaries at the event on Thursday but was stopped by security agents.
Speaking with journalists on Friday, Gunddare said his action was as a result of emotional “love for Buhari’s honesty and integrity”.
He also dismissed claims that he was tortured for his action, saying
“The DSS has never tortured me.”
“Yesterday was a different day to me because as a graduate of public administration who graduated with a second class lower. It took a lot of risk in an attempt to get the attention of Mr. President,” he said.
“Despite the fact that there was full security, I ran towards him. I am sorry for the disturbance I caused. It was emotional love for the person who has lived to have been the most integrity-nurtured, honest, incorruptible and right-driver.
“Everybody in Nigeria and beyond has never questioned the consistency, integrity, honesty and righteousness of Mr President, on either national issue or even his own personal life.
“By all accounts, no single kobo has been messed up under the watch of Mr President. From 2015 till date, no one ever questioned whether natural or material resources this country has was ever squandered even by one single Naira margin by Mr President. This is the reason, prerequisites and values that carried my heart to Mr President.
“Even if I was killed yesterday, I am telling you I achieved my ambition yesterday which is to meet Mr President one on one, hair to hair. Emotional love can divert your thinking totally, and that was what happened yesterday.”