The Director General Media and Publicity to Governor Yahaya Bello, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, has allayed fear that his principal was gravely injured.
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Gov. Bello’s injury came to light on Tuesday after he was sighted walking on crutches at Aso Rock Villa when he attended a meeting between governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fanwo said Governor Bello sustained injuries to his left foot while alighting from a vehicle on March 30 at the Old Market area in Lokoja, when the governor was waiting to receive the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.
The statement reads: “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 while alighting from a vehicle and injured his left foot.
“He was treated by his doctors, who bandaged the leg and discharged him.”