This former provincial politico in an apparent bid to show that he was hobnobbing with the high and mighty, got into the vehicle of the newly appointed high political authority, but had to suffer a loss of face when the latter brusquely asked him to get down, they say.
The politico after ceasing to be a member of the provincial body had secured a post in a state establishment thanks to the influence of his former boss and thereafter, he had tried to get familiar with the new political authority.
Wanting to impress others that he was still an important person he got into the vehicle of the new boss to accompany the latter bound for a public function in the area. However, the new boss resenting the man’s brashness had told him, “This vehicle is meant for my use. You had better go by another vehicle!”
So, he had to get down from the vehicle immediately.
The man had felt pretty small as the incident had occurred in the presence of some office staff, they say.