Popular Nigerian lawmaker, Patrick Obahiagbon, pictured kneeling as he begged Edo state APC members to vote for him so he can be the party’s flag bearer in the Edo South Senatorial district election.
Patrick Obahiagbon is a Nigerian politician and legal practitioner. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2007, and served Oredo until his appointment as Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomole in 2011. Obahiagbon established a cult-following among many Nigerians for his grammatical caricature when engaged in social and political commentary
Journalist, Ena Ofugara,who shared the photo online, wrote;
”Barrister “Igodomigodo” Obahiagbon, the grandiloquent and highfalutin former legislator finds to his chagrin, discomfiture, mortification, peevishness and spleen that he must put aside his manhood, masculinity, machismo, virility and BROCUS and like a bingo that ate his masters food, he finds he must kowtow, grovel, beseech, wheedle, brown-nose, crawl, creep, cower, snivel and prostrate to be allowed back in the house.
This is a man that strut like a colossus as he insulted Jonathan and his wife in that era that seems so long ago when there was honour in expressing personal opinions and making it flowery like Obahiagbon then when he beats his chest and says “I am conversant with the utilitarian purposes to which the gavel and the mace are deployed within the existential construction of pragmatic and routine legislative rendezvous. Suffice to say that I can pontificate ad-infinitum …”
today all he can say is “la wo wo. Please. I beg. Sorry for me”
Obahiagbon’s political career began in 1999. He left the People’s Democratic Party for Action Congress of Nigeria in 2010, and was a de jure member of All Progressive Congress after the merger in 2013. In November 2012, he replaced Osarodion Ogie as the chief of staff to Governor Adams Oshiomole.
Following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Nigerian general elections, 2015, Obahiagbon commended the Buhari administration for “showing spartan discipline that was already yielding results”. He also pleaded with APC state party members to be patient with newly elected Governor Godwin Obaseki. In 2017, he became the representative of the South South states in the Nigeria Tennis Federatio