Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted after Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, displayed his respect for President Muhammadu Buhari by kneeling to greet the nation’s leader Tuesday night.
Omo-Agege was at the Presidential Villa with the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to pay homage after their emergence as principal officers of the Red Chamber.
Also on the entourage were: Presidential Adviser on National Assembly, Ita Enang, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Jubrin Barau among others.
After Lawan shook hands with the President, Omo-Agege did same and then knelt as he exchanged pleasantries with Buhari.
Reacting in a tweet on Wednesday, Omokri wondered how Nigerians can expect the 9th National Assembly to stand up to Buhari with Omo-Agege’s disposition, adding that the Legislature was created to check the Executive and not to bow to them.
He wrote: “When we have a Deputy Senate President KNEELING DOWN to greet @MBuhari, how can we expect the 9th National Assembly to STAND UP to him? The Legislature was created to CHECK the Executive, not to BOW to them. Kneel to God and parents only. Very sad! #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosDarts.”