Senator Isah Jibrin Echocho, who represents Kogi East Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly, caused a stir when a video emerged of him kneeling before Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.
The video, which surfaced on August 3, 2023, shows Senator Echocho exchanging pleasantries with Bello before kneeling in what appears to be a sign of appreciation.
As a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Echocho had defeated Victor Adoji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the previous election to secure his position in the 10th National Assembly.
The video of Echocho’s act quickly went viral on social media, garnering varied reactions from Nigerians.
While some applauded the senator for displaying humility and respect, others questioned the motives behind his gesture and speculated whether it was a political maneuver to gain favor with the Kogi governor.