I knelt before Ibori because it is sign of respect in Urhobo culture – Senator James Manager

I knelt before Ibori because it is sign of respect in Urhobo culture – Senator James Manager

Senator James Manager, Senator representing Delta South district, was seen in a picture on social media kneeling down before the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori.

Chief Ibori was governor of Delta State in 1999 – 2007 and he is described as the bridge builder in Delta State.

Senator manager confirmed that the picture was taken on Wednesday when Manager paid Ibori a courtesy visit.

The lawmaker has being in in the National Assembly since 2003, according to Punch, the lawmaker revealed that kneeling down before some you esteem in Urhobo culture, is a mark of respect.

Manager 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.”

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