The true story behind the photo is not confirmed, however, Hon. Monday Eyo, a lawmaker in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has been criticised heavily by a few Nigerians who tagged the photo as demeaning.
Inibehe Effiong, a political activist, is totally disgusted over the viral photo of a woman kneeling before Eyo. He wrote,
“Look at him, standing arrogantly like a little emperor with his hand in his pocket while a woman old enough to be his mother kneels before him in public, ostensibly begging for favour.
Monday Eyo, a man that parades himself as a lawmaker in Akwa Ibom State. He is just an ordinary member of the House of Assembly. Imagine if this misfit of a lawmaker unfortunately becomes the governor or President one day. Honourable my foot.
This is so disgusting.
Akwa Ibom is in the hands of vagabonds, cultists and criminals. They have no mercy for the poor.
Anyone that comes here to tell me that the woman knelt down on her own volition is an enemy of the people.
A Twitter influencer, President Okonkwo tweeted,
“Hon. Monday Eyo, a lawmaker in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly arrogantly watching his constituent kneel while asking for a favour. Imagine this lawmaker unfortunately becoming the governor or President some day. God will help us!”