Yeah I know it sounds funny but it’s true, neither is it a joke!
DailyTimes is reporting that Ex-Vice President of Nigeria Abubakar Atiku knelt down to greet Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday.
You will recall that Atiku and Obasanjo, had an estranged relationship during the last lap of their second term in office (1999-2007).
According to Daily Times, the act took place at the venue of the 2012 Comptroller-General of Customs’ conference in Katsina.
Obasanjo, who arrived ahead of Atiku, was seated next to second republic President Shehu Shagari and the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade.
Atiku, who arrived nearly 40-minutes after his former boss, first greeted the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammad Iliyasu; Emir of Katsina, Abdulmimini Usman; the Ooni and Shagari who were seated at the podium.
When he got to Obasanjo, he knelt down and bowed his head. The delighted crowd followed the mild drama with applause.
I wonder where all the cameras were at this time. This is one picture I would have really loved to see and show you guys.
Many have said the unusual public display by Atiku is an attempt to win favours for his political ambition in the 2015 General Elections. Others have said it is just a publicity stunt.
What do you say? What do you make out of this public show of “respect”?