Gov. Oshiomhole Taps Popular Lexicologist, Patrick Obahiagbon, For Chief Of Staff Position

Patrick Obahiagbon
By SaharaReporters, New York

Former House of Representatives member Patrick Obahiagbon, distinguished for his bombastry, braggadocio, and grandiloquence when discussing political matters, has been appointed Chief of Staff to the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

 
Obahiagbon confirmed his appointment to SaharaReporters over the telephone.
 
Obahiagon’s lexicon has produced such florid descriptives as when he was asked for his views on the tenure elongation debate: "Let me posit prestissimo that the single tenure proposal for executive suzerains and majordomo as an Aladdin lamp out of our vaudeville of political phantasmagoria, economic quagmire and social miasma among our electoral ceramics in such a democratic modus that in Platos's Peoples' Republic should truly be a place for the people...
 
He concluded: “Having spent 12 years of my political pregranation in Parliament, I am in cahoots with the robust and salubrious democratic dialectics that threw up Tanbuwai as Speaker of the Nigerian Parliament"  !
 
Also appointed was Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, former Africa program officer at the Ford Foundation, to be Secretary to the State Government. A professor of Political Science, the SSG-designate was former Special Adviser on Policy Monitoring as well as Speech Writer to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Mr Stephen Idehenre is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office.
 
Mr. Peter Okhiria retains his position as Chief Press Secretary same as Princess Theresa Erediauwa who retains her position as the focal person and Executive Director, Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
 
Comrade Yakubu Aliyu is the Governor’s new Principal Private Secretary.
 
Mr. Godwin Obaseki remains the Chairman of the Economic Team, while Mr. Osarodion Ogie, is Vice Chairman of the Economic Team.
 
Swearing-in of the SSG and others will hold on Thursday, November 15 at the Festival Hall, Government House

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I'm Happy to see Honourable Patrick Obahiagbon on board, Nigerians with distinctive strength of character should be incorporated, i think he has a lot to offer to the Governing structure of EDO State. we study shakespeare quotes in our institution and is Ok but God grace we privilege to fine the rear find in Edo politics but some person try to down play him for his eloquent....i think with time we will understand him better like shakespeare.

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AWARD CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF DICTIONARIES

Well i like your joke on the above subject. The COS is a character i admire and i know the gov would not appoint him if he does have something to offer.

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Your Spelling And Short Typing Is Gross

Hey guy, why do you write this way?, This is very un-becoming of Nigerians to write as if they are half baked and uneducated. I still cannot fathom why recent graduates out of Nigerian Universities will pick up a pen and write gibberish. I am tired of seeing words like gud, GH, enuf, shud, remeba, cos, etc. Anyways, please step your game up and start writing properly. Otherwise you make us look like poorly educated people. Thank you.

IGODOMIGODO

This Guy is here for pure entertainment. There are 3 grammarians in Nigeria. The first is Igodomigodo. The second is pastor Okotie. The 3rd is Jonathan's wife, the 1st lady. That woman's grammar is out of the ordinary.

Idiots, Focus on his delivery and performance.

He is no Joker... Patrick's performance as chief of staff is more important to me than his style of grammar or communication.

But I would like for him to be plain and straight forward by tuning down his stay of communication in other to carry us the masses along. I know that's not too much to ask, My Honorable?

I thank Osho Baba for the continued transformation of Edo State. My power and good health to you, Sir.

Good Choice

Governor has done well to have chosen Patrick for this position. Edo, my Paternal State will not spoil.

A joker in Government House

A joker in Government House

For a man in leadership

For a man in leadership position, who want his people to understand him for who he really is will not be speaking in such a way that people get confuse as to what he is saying. Unless of course something is wrong with him in the head.That is the way i see Hon Patrick.

For a man in leadership

For a man in leadership position, who want his people to understand him for who he really is will not be speaking in such a way that people get confuse as to what he is saying. Unless of course something is wrong with him in the head.That is the way i see Hon Patrick.

Patrick Obahiagbon, For Chief Of Staff

Whatever people hold with his communication, Patrick is and remain an Honest man. Nigeria need his type.

AWARD CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF DICTIONARIES

There is an urgent to award the contract for the supply of dictionaries and encyclopedia for the use of not only the comrade governor himself and the entire government officials but for all the Edo people so as to be able to communicate with the new COS. The IGODOMIGODO's type of English is difficult to understand. I know that very soon, there will be scarcity of dictionaries in Edo State. BROOM is already an essential commodity. So if you are in Edo State, arm yourself with a bunch of BROOM and a good DICTIONARY.

Igodomigodo

I don't think we should dwell too much on his speaking style. What i presume important is the strength of his character which is worthwhile.I have followed him closely right from when he was in the state house of assembly up to his ascension to the national assembly.One constant thing about him is that, he has always promulgated issues that touch on the common man.I think in my mind it is a well deserved appointment. Congratulation

I cannot understand the

I cannot understand the cankerous and lugubrious disposition of some commentariats who obviously are stupefied by well deserved gubernatoral levitation of Igodomigodo. Can't they see that lexicography of the comrade needs a dose of esoteric tinge to create a scintillating ambience in the state house?

I LOVE THIS APPOINTMENT ,BRAVO ADAMS

I love this appointment of Patrick as Chief of Staff,incredible orator working with Adams the talker.I admire the Two guys tremendously and I have no doubt that Patrick can do this job very well.My Guy Igodomigodo congrats and get cracking on the air waves.

AWARD CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF DICTIONARIES

There is an urgent to award the contract for the supply of dictionaries and encyclopedia for the use of not only the comrade governor himself and the entire government officials but for all the Edo people so as to be able to communicate with the new COS. The IGODOMIGODO's type of English is difficult to understand. I know that very soon, there will be scarcity of dictionaries in Edo State. BROOM is already an essential commodity. So if you are in Edo State, arm yourself with a bunch of BROOM and a good DICTIONARY.

AWARD CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF DICTIONARIES

There is an urgent to award the contract for the supply of dictionaries and encyclopedia for the use of not only the comrade governor himself and the entire government officials but for all the Edo people so as to be able to communicate with the new COS. The IGODOMIGODO's type of English is difficult to understand. I know that very soon, there will be scarcity of dictionaries in Edo State. BROOM is already an essential commodity. So if you are in Edo State, arm yourself with a bunch of BROOM and a good DICTIONARY.

AWARD CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY OF DICTIONARIES

There is an urgent to award the contract for the supply of dictionaries and encyclopedia for the use of not only the comrade governor himself and the entire government officials but for all the Edo people so as to be able to communicate with the new COS. The IGODOMIGODO's type of English is difficult to understand. I know that very soon, there will be scarcity of dictionaries in Edo State. BROOM is already an essential commodity. So if you are in Edo State, arm yourself with a bunch of BROOM and a good DICTIONARY.

This appointment is superb.

This appointment is superb. This guy can be liken to Boris Johnson, a London mayor. They are both seriocomist. He has to down tune his comic language for office sake.

Congratulation Obas.

My one and only one IGODOMIGODO-Congrats

Do not be fooled. Obahiagbon knows his adience very well. He knows when to release the 'bomb' and when not to. Did you listen to him as the MC during the 2nd innauguration of Adams Oshomole? He will do a good job.He rarely speak such complex English when relating to local folks!

different approach, same interest!!!

I have always had reasons not to trust nigeriain politicians, a man dat hardly communicate becoming the Chief of Staff!Chief of staff for all I can tell is is suppose to coordinate staff at GH. But for a man dat went to House or Rep. Without a motion to remeba him for cos he went to d house to amuse n entertain Dem. A
A governor dat promise focus is suddenly making us realise dat he aint the saint he actully telling us yes n making us doubt if truly he is d decent man he claimed to be.
But one tin certain, Nigerians aint dumbs n u shud no we r watching!!!

The appointment is welcome

The appointment is welcome but will folks understand him. How will he communicate with people for instance?

PatricK as Edo State Governor's Chief ofnStaff

I worked with Hon Patrick for four years. He becomes bombastic and incomprehensible during puplic debates and when making public statesments. In Committee Meetings and private discussions his English is as sober as yours and mine.

Bad choice & communication burden.

This Man cannot speak simple English, simple!

Yes

I think you are right

GOOD MOVE

Any one that says the appointed man is not serious should go and check the meaning of a 'Lexicologist',obviously the man is using what he learn in dictionarium to properly express himself to the unlearned,the act of lexicotism is in him,just like when a Doctor starts using medical jargons,you might be lost to what simple headache means.Good Move,i always laugh my ass out any time i listen to these chap.In a bitter country,you need a little bit of character to dissolve the anger.

AMALA POLITICS EVERYWHERE

MY WORRY IS THAT WHEN NIGERIAN POLITICIANS LOSE ELECTIONS, THEY HARDLY GO BACK TO THEIR PROFESSIONS. RATHER, THEY HANG AROUND THE CORRIDORS OF POWERS, BEGGING, LOBBYING AND BRIBING TO GET POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS AND CONTRACTS. IF YOU ASK ME, I DO NOT SEE IT AS DIGNIFYING FOR A FORMER REP AND SENATORIAL ASPIRANT TO PICK UP AN APPOINTMENT THAT RIGHTLY SPEAKING SHOULD BE FOR THE BOYS.

Igodo

SSG position for a most recent decampee! If it were an elected position a new decampee can win for all I care. This appointment is not OK.

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