He became popular almost immediately he stepped into the House of Representatives in 2007. Patrick Obahiagbon was definitely going to be a household name; much for his quite unique name as much as for his sense of style which had only ever become mainstream in comedic movies.
He’s since explained his choice to pull his trousers way up as his “own audacious statement to remonstrate against the pervasive tendecy of Nigerians especially our youth that took to the practice of putting on trousers exposing their lower anatomical contours”.
Well, who can argue with self-expression?
He attended the St John Bosco Grammar School, Obiaja, Edo State and then went on to study law at the University of Benin from where he graduated in 1987. But that’s not all, Obahiagbon has also described himself as the holder of a “double-barreled masters degree in Public Administration and International History and Diplomacy”.
Which brings us to his manner of speaking… something that has certainly remained an “argumentative fallacy that borders on the genre of competitio prinkypee which begs the question…:
It didn’t start with his anger about the deployment of troops to welcome the late President Umaru Yara’Adua and it certainly didn’t end there. Obahiagbon has spent the better part of his time speaking publicly confusing Nigerians and the world with his mind-blowingly unnecessary use of the English language. In fact, he warned in an old interview that he was much worse during his University days.
When Ice Prince Zamani and his team decided to call Patrick Obahiagbon to host his Fire of Zamani concert in 2013, we knew it was all over. The hilarity was here to stay and we even warmed up to it.
He went on to enjoy sometime as Governor Oshiomole’s Chief of Staff in Edo State during the APC run in the State but we have not heard much from him since then.
We cannot believe that we are saying this but we miss the guy. Imagine if we could ask him his take on the Kemen mess in #BBNaija?
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