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Nigerians react as Omo-Agege kneels to greet Buhari

On Tuesday, the senator representing Delta central, Ovie Omo-Agege wenton his knees down to greet President Muhammadu Buhari after his victory as deputy senate president.

Omo-Agege had secured 68 votes during the senate election to defeat Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and immediate past occupier of the position, who had 37 votes.

While paying a courtesy visit to the presidential villa, alongside Ahmad Lawan, the newly elected senate president, the controversial lawmaker, who could not hide his excitement, went down on his knees to shake Buhari.

Pictures and videos of the incident have since gone viral on social media platforms, and were greeted with backlashes.

While a segment of internet users in the country taunted the senator for stooping low for his new position others condemned his action.

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had endorsed Omo-Agege as Lawan’s deputy.

Omo-Agege made news in April 2018, when the mace was stolen by suspected hoodlums from the house of assembly during plenary.

The senator was alleged to have led the thugs to steal the mace following his appearance at plenary, despite being on suspension — an allegation he denied.

The senate had on April 13, suspended the lawmaker for 90 legislative days over his comment that the proposed re-ordering of the 2019 general election was targeted at Buhari.

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