Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state injured his leg while attempting to alight from his car at the popular old market area of Lokoja, the state capital, according to a report by Nigerian Tribune.
Kingsley Fanwo, the Media and Publicity Director-General of the state, revealed that the incident happened on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Revealing how the incident happened, Fanwo said that Governor Bello while alighting from a car last Friday missed his footing and fell, causing an injury to his foot which led to his leg being bandaged.
Bello who was being driven in a BMW saloon car tried to stand up, as usual, to spray naira on the people around the market area but missed his step and fell off. He was said to have been dragged by the vehicle for some metres before the driver could realise what was happening and halted the car.
The governor, who was said to have broken his legs and arms, was however rescued by the security operatives and others in the convoy, the report revealed further.
It was learnt that the governor, who was returning from Abuja after the caucus and the National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wanted to attend the funeral of the late deputy majority leader of the house of representatives, Hon Buba Jubril.
But the development prevented him from attending as he was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital and was represented at the funeral by his deputy, Simon Achuba.
The statement by Fanwo read, “We wish to refute rumours that the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello is either hospitalised or otherwise incapacitated.
“The Governor missed his footing last Friday, March 30, 2018, while alighting from a vehicle and injured his left foot. He was treated by his doctors, who bandaged the leg and discharged him.
“We thank all the Governor’s supporters and well-wishers who reached us to inquire after his wellbeing. His Excellency is doing very well and will be at work as usual after the Easter holidays.”