An associate of Senator representing Delta South, James Manager, has explained why he was seen kneeling before a former Governor, James Ibori, in a picture that has gone viral.

Why Senator Manager knelt before James Ibori – Associate

An associate of Senator representing Delta South, James Manager, has explained why he was seen kneeling before a former Governor, James Ibori, in a picture that has gone viral.

The source familiar with the matter disclosed on Friday that it was just a sign of respect in Urhobo culture.

He confirmed the picture was taken on Wednesday when Manager paid Ibori a courtesy visit.

Providing the details, he said: “Senator went to visit him on Wednesday.

“Ibori is a senior, a king and an elder to him, being his former boss.

“Whenever you go to pay homage to an Urhobo elder or someone you hold in high esteem, you kneel down.

“It is a sign of appreciation for people to show who the person is to you.

“Things are just being twisted on social media.

“It is a personal relationship.

“You don’t expect the senator to stand up to address Ibori.

“Senator came to pay homage to him because he had not seen Ibori in a long time and he took drinks.

“Those are the drinks you see on the table in the picture.”

5 comments

  1. Gavers C. Ihematulam Esq

    Had the critics considered the drinks on the table before HE and what appears to be a cup, cut and glass of the drink in the hands off the HE, they would have seen it as a scenario of homage paying and a prayer session with an elder. To me it would appear that the elder, HE T.O.Obori, was with a glass of the drinks saying some words of prayers for more Blessings, possibly to the almighty, and the distinguished senator apart from the Urhobo culture on homage paying, should rather be commended for the show of humility in a prayer session being said by HE to the Almighty.

  2. Gavers C. Ihematulam Esq

    hands of.

  3. Gavers C. Ihematulam Esq

    Had the critics considered the drinks on the table before HE and what appears to be a cup, cut and glass of the drink in the hands of the HE, they would have seen it as a scenario of homage paying and a prayer session with an elder. To me, it would appear that the elder, HE J.O.Ibori, was with a glass of the drinks saying some words of prayers for more Blessings, possibly to the almighty, and the distinguished senator apart from the Urhobo culture on homage paying, should rather be commended for the show of humility in a prayer session being said by HE to the Almighty. Again if it were in the Northern part of the Nigeria, the Distinguished senator would be sitting on the rugged floor for mere greeting of his Sarki, while prostration remains conventional in the SW Nigeria, It is just a normal and conventional scenario.

  4. Gavers C. Ihematulam Esq

    the Nigeria, the country Nigeria

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