President Muhammadu Buhari during his two-day visit to Edo State met an elderly lady, Lady Egbon Grace, in Benin city, who gave him something unique, a goat.
The Lady, according to a source who does not want his name in prints, is a supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) registered in Ward 7, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo.
The source said that the Lady had longed to meet the President to show her admiration for “his selfless lifestyle and passion to liberate the masses”.
The Lady, however got the opportunity on Monday, November 7, 2016 when the President was scheduled to commission the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia College in Benin City, during his two-day working visit to the state.
Against all odds, the source said that the Lady came all the way with her surprise gift to Mr President which she had kept in waiting for the special occasion.
He said: “She tore through the thick crowd, making her way straight to the President who at the time had finished the official engagement and was heading for his waiting car.
“Many in the crowd got emotional seeing the elderly lady pull through the crowd with the goat, determined to make a presentation to the President,” he said.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who was said to have noticed the security cordon between the lady and the President, rescued the situation when he alighted from the President’s convoy to receive the goat on behalf of the President.
The source said that the Lady then had an opportunity to interact briefly with President Buhari and the Governor.
That interaction alone, the source said, made the Lady’s dream come true.
She thanked the President for accepting the gift which was handed over to protocol officials.