#OnlyinNigeria – 6 Things Only Nigerian Politicians Can Do (See Photos)
Nigerian politicians are one of a kind and they would go to any length to get the ma$$es to love them.
Apparently, being a politician in Nigeria is very lucrative and that is why they would do anything to get into power and remain there.
Even if they have to ride commercial motorcycle (okada) or eat at a local restaurant, they would.
Aside the everyday verbal war between the ruling party and the opposition, Nigerian politicians sure know how to get the public talking about them. They have a way of showing that they are identifying with the ma$$es.
We all know lobbying exists everywhere, but Nigerian politicians sometimes take theirs to another level. They would do anything few months to election so they can get the peoples votes. They will become very generous sharing bags of rice and other things. After the elections, they forget those who voted for them.
The photos below will show you some of the things only Nigerian politicians are capable of doing so as to identify with the ma$$es.
1. Dancing Shoki:
During the election campaign rallies, it was a trend for Nigerian politicians especially those from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to do the ‘Shoki’ dance. It was like the trending dance at that time. This attracted the attention of Nigerians who could not help but talk about their politicians dancing skills.
Governor Rochas Okorocha dancing shoki during APC campaign rally.
Former governor of Lagos state displays Shoki moves during campaign.
2. Wearing school uniform:
Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori caused quite a stir when they visited one of the schools in the state,dressed up in school uniform.
Gov Aregbesola and his deputy in school uniform
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha was spotted posing in a pair of school uniform with some kids in his state.
Okorocha poses in school uniform with students
3. Using commercial motorcycle:
While campaigning in 2014, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Iyiola Omisore had been spotted on a motorcycle (okada). This however did not go down well with commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders. They described the photograph as a fake, saying he was trying to fake identifying with the people.
Omisore on a motorcycle.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state was spotted on a motorcycle, dressed in a T-shirt and a red pair of shoes, heading for the inauguration ceremony of the new state a$$embly along with new lawmakers.
Governor Ayodele Fayose
4. Roasting and eating corn in public:
Ahead of the August 9, 2014 governorship election in Osun state, Omisore had tried to identify with the ma$$es. There were picture of him with roasted corn, a popular delicacy among the ma$$es.
Omisore holding roasted corn during campaign.
4. Billboard of handshake with foreign president:
Shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari and his delegation returned from a trip to the United States, a billboard with the picture of Governor Rochas Okorocha, in symbolic hand shake with President Barack Obama while president Buhari watched, surfaced in Imo state. The billboard which described those captured as the “new faces of change,” quickly sparked negative reaction. The governor however denied having anything to do with the advert.
5. Sweeping the road:
In 2014, former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, led his state officials to sweep off the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan’s footprints shortly after he left Kano after a party rally.
6. Jumping Fence:
Several members of the House of Representatives made headline in 2014 after they scaled the fence of the National a$$embly to gain access to the complex. They had been stopped by security agents from gaining access but they showed that they can’t be stopped as they possessed climbing skills.
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