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OPINION: 2 possible reasons Senator James Manager could be kneeling before James Ibori.

A recent picture of Senator James Manager kneeling before Mr. James Ibori has gone viral on social media. The picture has generated lots of comments and reactions also because people are yet to understand why a serving senator will be on his knees while communicating to Mr. James Ibori.For clarity purpose, Mr. James Ibori the man sitting down in the picture is the former governor of Delta state. He is the first democratically elected governor of Delta state from 1999 to 2003. He was later convicted in the United Kingdom for money laundering.

While Senator James Manager is the senator representing Delta South Senatorial District of Delta State in the Nigerian Senate. He became a Senator in 2003. He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party. He is also one of the longest-serving senators in the 9th Republic.

This picture of Senator James Manager kneeling before former governor James Ibori has generated comments. Both politicians are almost the same age because Mr. James Ibori was born on 4th August 1959 which makes him 61 years while Senator James Manager was born on 7th July 1960 making him 61 years also. Their age is just a difference of 11 months.

However, in politics, does age make any difference? Hence from my perspective, I think why Senator James Manager was kneeling before Mr. James Ibori is because of these two reasons.

1. A sign of respect

Respect is particular to different cultures and tribes all over the world and even in Nigeria. A typical example is how the Yoruba people prostrate to greet and also how the typical Fulani bow down to greet. Also for the Igbos, a younger person greets an elderly with both hands. Hence, it will not be out of place to affirm that this position of senator James Manager could be a sign of respect. Recall that both of them are from Delta state and also share the same cultural orientation.

2. James Ibori was praying for James Manager

Also from the picture, a closer look can confirm that James Manager was closing his eyes, and his hands were in the position of someone in a mood for prayer. Hence, it won't also be out of place to say that James Ibori was praying for Senator James Manager for a more progressive political journey.

In conclusion, culture differs, and also there is no known rift between the two politicians, so it could be concluded that James Manager was on a mission of paying homage to a political godfather of Delta State.

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