Former lawmaker and popular Edo State politician, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon was shown that power actually belongs to the masses after he was pictured kneeling down and begging the state All Progressive Congress (APC) members to vote for him in the primary election.
Obahiagbon, popularly called Igodomigodo, a former Chief of Staff to Adams Oshiomhole during his time as governor of the state, is known for his superfluous and outlandish use of verbose grammar but when the chips were down, he had to bury his pride and kneel down to beg the delegates so he can be the party’s flagbearer in the Edo South Senatorial district election.
A journalist and social critic, Ena Ofugara, captured the shameful moment and shared the photo on the social media with the following words:
the photography which has since gone viral saw Hon Patrick kneel to
“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 strutted 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).”