Photo of Atiku kneeling before IBB gets people talking

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar paid a visit to former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida in his home in Minna, Niger State.

Atiku had reportedly gone to seek for Babangida’s endorsement for his candidacy for president in 2019.

According to Premium Times, Babangida “had a very useful political discussion” with the former vice president, his spokesperson Kassim Afegbuan saying:

“They had a very useful political discussion. IBB also has a good relationship with Atiku.”

A photo showing the former vice-president squatting to address Babangida has since circulated on social media.

Atiku Kneeling IBB

While some have termed it a show of respect due to a Northern elder, others have described it as a show of desperation to get elected.

See some reactions…

Atiku Kneeling IBB


  1. it is quite unfortunate for Atiku Abubarkar to knee before IBB because IBB can not make him president. i Will advice hé should simply dash the presidential ambitions to rule Nigeria is not by force and also it is not must tanks From ABBA Abraham Azenda