Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has turned to money politics in his bid to secure a second term in office, causing gridlock in Gwagwalada, along Abuja–Lokoja road, on Wednesday, after spraying money on passersby.
According to DAILY TRUST, the governor, who was travelling in his convoy from Abuja to Lokoja slowed down at Madam Mercy junction and brought out three bundles of N500 notes and threw them at passersby.
During the gridlock that ensued for about ten minutes, the governor reportedly wound down the window of his vehicle and displayed eight of his fingers (4+4) as some transport workers at Wazobia Park hailed him.
Pedestrians, petty traders and commercial motorcyclists were said to have abandoned their business and scrambled for the money.
Bello is seeking a second term in office on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after winning the party’s primary election.
The Kogi governorship election holds on November 16 governorship election.
His opponent, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to unseat Bello through an issue-based campaign.