Was it an act of Respect Or "Godfatherism"?
It's a norm for politicians to show respect or rather reverence for their superior, but these acts comes in different levels. We have seen some small fry shaking the big fishes with both hands and using both hands to shake connotes respect.
But in this scenario Omo Agege and El-Rufai, both knelt down for the President and in my opinion, it doesn't only show respect, it also portrays how a godfather is greeted. But well, it's my opinion, it doesn't really matter.
Who is Omo Agege? For those new to the Political niche, I would tell you a bit about him, just stay with me as I hold your hands and take you through this path.
Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege is 57 years old, he is the deputy Senate President and a one time Secretary to the state government during Governor James Ibori's tenure. He became a member of the Delta State House of Representatives under the umbrella of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), he was also elected as a Senator in 2015, under the Umbrella of the Labour Party (LP), He then defected to APC and won the Senatorial seat again and then he became the Deputy Senate President.
El-Rufai is the Governor of Kaduna State and a man that is widely known by all. Some people would love him to be a front runner in the next Presidential election that will be held in 2023, but others would prefer he didn't declare his intentions.
Below are some of the Pictures.
From this picture, we can see Omo Agege kneeling down and shaking Buhari with both hands. When this happened it met with a lot of criticism from Nigerians, especially Reno Omokri.
In his words, Reno said:
"When we have a Deputy Senate President Kneeling down to greet President Buhari, how can we expect the 9th National Assembly to stand up to him"
This is Tope Shonubi kneeling before President Buhari
Schoolboy kneeling before President Buhari
Ambode's Son Prostrating to greet President Buhari.
Governor El-Rufai kneeling down for President Buhari.
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