Kogi State has been trending on twitter after pictures of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello on shadow boxing training hit social media on the dawn of Sunday.
As at the time of filing this report, the state was on the Number 7 list of trends in Nigeria over the youngest Governor’s pictures.
The pictures which were first posted on a facebook page believed to be managed by his close aides, are coming after a video of the governor dancing on a treadmill fitness machine.
Since the pictures dropped on the micro-blogging platform, they have been greeted by different reactions from the Nigerian Twitter community.
Most of the issues being twitted bothered on how young the governor looked on sport kits, how he is governing the state, his relationship with Senator Dino Melaye, and the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
However, reacting to some of the critics using the pictures to make a mockery of the state, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Gbenga Olorunpomi Gold twitted that it is a “fun fact, Gov. Yahaya Bello was an amateur boxer in his younger years. His interests in sports is undoubted, hence the investment in the state teams. @KogiUnitedFC will attest to that.”