Just last week, a photo purportedly showing five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors prostrating before former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo went viral on the social media.
According to the bloggers who posted the picture, it had Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi, Liyel Imoke, Cross River, Babangida Aliyu, Niger, Jonah Jang Plateau, and Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom lying flat on the ground with their chest for the former president.
However, some people have argued that the purported picture may not be true after all and one is compelled to believe that school of thought.
First, the photo did not show the face of the men lying down as the shot was taken from behind.
Second, the purported picture failed to show who the men were prostrating for.
Third, looking at the picture and the men lying on the floor, I couldn’t find anyone one of the men prostrating who has the physique of Governor Babangida Aliyu, who is on the bid side or Jonah Jang on the small body build.
Worse still, there were actually six men prostrating as against the five persons who reportedly visited Baba Iyabo.
I stand to be corrected if my analysis is wrong, but I must say that picture if it were true did not give any factual evidence that the five governors actually lay flat before the Ota farmer.
At best, it could be seen as a mere representation of what may have transpired but not the actual picture taken right there.